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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

George Louis le Rouge (1707-93/4)

Attacks on Bergen op Zoom, 1747

ATTAQUES DE BERG-OP-ZOOM / du 14 au 15 Juillet 1747 1747 or later

Etching and engraving; hand coloured | Scale: 1:4,200 approx. | RCIN 730150

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A map of the French attacks on Bergen op Zoom, 14-15 July 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with east to top.

The town of Bergen op Zoom, fortified by Menno van Coehoorn and garrisoned under the command of General Cronström, was besieged by the French army under the command of Count Löwendahl, from 14 July to 18 September, when the fortress was taken by the French.

This plan shows the positions and numbers of the pieces of field artillery, mortars, etc., which were fired from the besiegers' batteries in the opening 24 hours of the siege.

  • George Louis le Rouge (1707-93/4) (publisher) [bottom centre, below title:] a Paris / Chez Le S.r Le Rouge rue des Grands Augustins.

  • Watermark: Chaplet

    Condition: one fold line; brown staining and marks to edges. Verso: surface dirt; worn along fold line

  • Scale: 1:4,200 approx. Scale bar: main map [70 mm =] 150 Toises.

    30.3 x 46.2 cm (image)

    31.8 x 47.7 cm (platemark)

    29.9 x 45.8 cm (neatline)

    35.5 x 51.7 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    ATTAQUES DE BERG-OP-ZOOM / du 14 au 15 Juillet 1747. [bottom centre]

    Insets:

    [bottom left, in rectangular panel, top right corner incurved:] ENVIRONS DE / BERG-OP-ZOOM. Scale: Scale bar: [22 mm =] ¼ de L. Size: 13.1 x 11.1 cm (neatline).

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Bergen op Zoom 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [right, above centre, black pencil, erased:] Bergen op Zoom.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Bergen op Zoom Plan des Attaques de Berg op Zoom du 14 au 15 Juillet 1747; chez le Rouge.

  • 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)

    Bergen op Zoom, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°29'42"N 04°17'30"E)

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