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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Daniel Paterson (d. 1749)

Allied and French encampments south-west of Maastricht

PLAN of the LINES of the ALLIES on S.t PETERS HILL, with those of the FRENCH 1747

Pencil, pen, brown and black ink and grey wash on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:15,750 approx. | RCIN 730159

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A map of the lines of the Allied army at St Peter's Hill near Maastricht, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top (compass rose).

Extends from the outskirts of Maastricht in the north to south of a line from Eben (50°47'07"N 05°39'41"E), Nay (Lanaye 50°46'44"N 05°41'46"E) and Oost Eesden (Eijsden 50°46'48"N 05°43'03"E). The positions of the French posts at Caster (50°48'31"N 05°41'19"E), in relation to those of the Allied advanced posts, are indicated. The line and encampment shown here on the west bank of the Meuse were part of the Allied army encampments which were made to the south and east of Maastricht after the Battle of Lafelt (2 July 1747), and while the siege of Bergen op Zoom (14 July-18 September 1747) was being conducted. The geographical relationship between the camp at St Peter's Hill and the rest of the army is shown on RCIN 730142.

  • Daniel Paterson (d. 1749) (draughtsman) [bottom right, outside border:] D. Paterson delin. 1747.

  • Watermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 679

    Condition: one fold line

  • Scale: 1:15,750 approx. Scale bar: [29 mm =] 500 yard.

    19.3 x 44.7 cm (neatline)

    21.7 x 45.3 cm (image)

    26.5 x 50.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN of the LINES of the ALLIES on S.t PETERS HILL, with those of the FRENCH. [top, across top of map, outside border]


    George III heading: S.Peter's Hill 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil:] Tr. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] VII/34 [and] XIII/49-s.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Peter's Hill, S.t A drawn Plan of the Lines of the Allies on S.t Peter's Hill in 1747: by D. Paterson Eng.r

  • Probably from the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)


  • Subject(s)

    Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands (50°50'54"N 05°41'20"E)

    Sint Pietersberg, Limburg, Netherlands (50°49'15"N 05°41'08"E)

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