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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Anonymous

Battle of Raucoux, 1746

CARTE / Figurative de l’action du 11 d’Octobr / 1746 / près de Liège 1746 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and grey wash on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: not stated. 1:88,200 approx. | RCIN 730078

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A map of the Battle of Raucoux, 11 October 1746. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top (cardinal point).

The area covered extends from Sluze (Sluizen 50°45'54"N 05°31'52"E) in the north to Liège in the south, and from Villers l'Évêque (50°42'16"N 05°26'22"E) in the west to Hermée 50°42'31"N 05°37'05"E) in the east.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 572

    Condition: no fold lines

  • Scale: not stated. 1:88,200 approx.

    17.5 x 21.3 cm (neatline)

    17.9 x 29.9 cm (image)

    18.9 x 30.9 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    CARTE / Figurative de l’action du 11 d’Octobr / 1746 / près de Liège. [top left, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    Explications des Lettres. [top left, below title, in title box:] A. Corp du General Trips, Pandoures / et Housardes / B. Corp du General Baronaÿ, soustenus / par mille Chevaux de la Cavallerie / Allemande. [left, down left side of map, a key, a-i, k-m]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Raucoux 11 Oct.r 1746.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] XII/62; [top left, red pencil:] 10/71; [top right, ink, crossed out in red pencil, obscured by white paper strip:] Rocoux

    George III catalogue entry:

    Raucoux Carte figurative dessinée de l’Action du 11 Octobre 1746 a Raucoux pres de Liege.

  • 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)

    Rocourt (Walloon Region, Belgium) 50°40'32"N 05°32'46"E

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