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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Jean Martin Husson (active 1739-46)

Battle of Fontenoy, 1745

PLAN de l'Action de Fontenoy près de Tournay, entre l'Armée / des Alliez, & celle de la France, le 11 Mai 1745. // PLAAN van de Actie voorgevallen tusschen de Geallieerde Armée, / en die der Fransen, te Fontenoy by... published 1745

Etching and letterpress text printed on same sheet of paper | Scale: not stated. 1:17,700 approx. | RCIN 729108

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A map of the Battle of Fontenoy, 11 May 1745, fought between the French, commanded by Louis XV (1710-74) and Marshal Maurice of Saxony (1696-1750), and the Allied army, commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), resulting in a French victory. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north-north-west to top.

A plan showing the early stages of the battle and the French fire to which the Allies were exposed. The battery on the west bank of the Scheldt opposite Antoing is not shown. This is more crude and less accurate than Husson's other plans (RCINs 729061.b and 729107), which were based on Hancko's work and may pre-date them.

  • Jean Martin Husson (active 1739-46) (publisher) [bottom centre, below text, letterpress:] A la Haye, chez JEAN MARTIN HUSSON, 1745

    Ernst Ludwig Creite (1728-65) (etcher) [bottom right, above neatline:] Creite fe:.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in shield, crown above, the name C & I HONIG below; countermark: the letters GR with a crown above

    Condition: four fold lines; small tear to left edge; trimmed

  • Scale: not stated. 1:17,700 approx.

    26.6 x 30.7 cm (image and neatline of map)

    29.0 x 34.9 cm (platemark; top cropped?)

    49.2 x 34.7 cm (image of whole sheet)

    51.9 x 36.8 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN de l'Action de Fontenoy près de Tournay, entre l'Armée / des Alliez, & celle de la France, le 11 Mai 1745. // PLAAN van de Actie voorgevallen tusschen de Geallieerde Armée, / en die der Fransen, te Fontenoy by Doornick, den 11 May 1745. [bottom, below map, in French and Dutch in two columns, letterpress]

    Additional text:

    EXPLICATION. // VERKLARING [bottom, below map, in French and Dutch, in two columns, a key, A-I, K-S, 1-7, to the geographical features and troop dispositions]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Fontenoy 11 May 1745.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, red pencil:] 9/34; [bottom left, black pencil, cropped:] X/5[?]; [bottom right, red pencil, cropped:] 17.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Fontenoy Plan de l'Action de Fontenoy pres de Tournay entre l'Armée des Alliés et celle de la France, le 11 Mai 1745: chez Husson.

  • 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)

    Fontenoy, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°34'03"N 03°28'24"E)

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