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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Battle of Raucoux, 1746

Plan de l’Action du 11.e 8,,bre 1746 entre l’Armée / Alliée et Françoise 1746 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:25,000 approx. | RCIN 730077

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

The area covered extends for a distance of about 14 km from Glaen (Glons 50°45'11"N 05°32'44"E) and Boir (Boirs 50°45'10"N 05°34'45"E) in the north to Liège in the south, and from Wihagne (Wihogne 50°43'45"N 05°30'17"E) in the west to Hermaye (Hermée 50°42'31"N 05°37'05"E) in the east, a distance of about 11 km.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys with the letters VDL below; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 571

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: not stated. 1:25,000 approx.

    32.2 x 43.8 cm (neatline)

    33.0 x 44.5 cm (image)

    34.5 x 46.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan de l’Action du 11.e 8,,bre 1746 entre l’Armée / Alliée et Françoise. [top left, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [top left, below title, in title panel, an explanation to the letters A-H, J-S on the map.]


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

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom, right of centre, cropped, red pencil:] 10/[?]; [bottom, right of centre, cropped, black pencil:] XII[/?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Raucoux Plan dessiné de l’Action du 11 1746 entre l’Armée Alliée et les Francois, 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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