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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

? George Fricx (active 1740s)

Brabant, 1747

CARTE PARTICULIERE DES ENVIRONS DE LA HAYE LEYDEN ET DELFT [and] CARTE PARTICULIERE DES ENVIRONS D'UTRECHT GOUDE ET WOERDEN CARTE PARTICULIERE DES ENVIRONS DE AMERSFOORT CARTE PARTICULIERE DES ENVIRONS DE ZUTPHEN ET... 1746 or later

Engraving; hand-coloured; twenty-four sheets cut into forty-eight panels, laid down on two pieces of linen, stitched together | Scale: 1:130,000 approx. | RCIN 730086

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A topographical map of the southern Netherlands and Brabant with manuscript annotations showing the encampments of the Allied army in 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top.

The map covers the area of the southern Netherlands and north-eastern Belgium, and part of North Rhine-Westphalia, roughly from The Hague (52°04'36"N 04°17'55"E) and Leyden (Leiden 52°09'30"N 04°29'35"E) in the north-west to Zutphen (52°08'18"N 06°12'05"E) in the north east, and from Halle (50°44'01"N 04°14'04"E) in the south-west to south of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen 50°46'35"N 06°05'00"E) in the south-east.

The manuscript annotations showing the locations of encampments of the Allied army are in the hand of George Augustus Schultz, Cumberland's draughtsman.

  • ? George Fricx (active 1740s) (cartographer)

    ? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49) (annotator)

    ? Eugène Henri Fricx (1644-1730) (cartographer)

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: crumpled and worn around the edges. Verso: heavy surface dirt along left edge, consistent with the map having been stored as a roll; right of centre, a heavily water-stained patch, perhaps from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:130,000 approx.

    126.8 x 117.6 cm (image and sheet, including gussets)

  • Printed title:

    CARTE PARTICULIERE DES ENVIRONS DE LA HAYE LEYDEN ET DELFT [and] CARTE PARTICULIERE DES ENVIRONS D'UTRECHT GOUDE ET WOERDEN [and] CARTE PARTICULIERE DES ENVIRONS DE AMERSFOORT [and] CARTE PARTICULIERE DES ENVIRONS DE ZUTPHEN ET DOESBURG. [multi-sheet map, joined to make one map, sheet titles at top, left to right]

    K. Mil. dummy sheet:

    Title [ink:] An engraved Map of the Duchy of Brabant and part of Holland, with the Encampments of the / Allied Army in 1747: [in red ink:] by Schultz [in brown ink:] MS. 24 small sheets / A Roll ... [black pencil:] 1 Table 1.st / [black pencil, in a modern hand:] Oversize / [George III heading, red ink:] Encampments in Brabant 1747 / [black pencil:] Other Copies of this Map. Geography CIII/29.
    Watermark: Budgen & Wilmott 1810.
    Size: 46.9 x 32.5 cm (sheet).

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampments in Brabant 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, ink:] Netherlands & Theatre BRABANT with the Incampments of Allyed Army 1747. [top right, black pencil:] 80. [top right, below ink inscriptions, red pencil:] 3. [top right, below ink annotation, a red-printed Royal Library label, ball point pen:] X 86 Brabant.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Brabant An engraved Map of the Duchy of Brabant and part of Holland; with the Encampments of the Allied Army in 1747: [in red ink:] by Schultz. MS. 24 small sheets.

  • 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)

    Belgium (North Brabant, Netherlands)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    C. Koeman. Atlantes Neerlandici : bibliography of terrestrial maritime and celestial atlases and pilot books, published in the Netherlands up to 1880, vol. 2, Leiden 1967-1985, pp.109-110

    M. van Egmond, Covens & Mortier. A map publishing house in Amsterdam 1685-1866. Utrecht Studies in the History of Cartography 8, Houten, 2009, pp.120-22

    P. van der Krogt, Advertenties voor kaarten, atlassen, globes e.d. in Amsterdamse kranten 1621-1811, Houten, 1985

    C. Lemoine-Isabeau, Les militaires et la cartographie des Pays-Bas méridionaux et de la Principauté de Liège à la fin du XVIIe et au XVIIIe siècle, Brussels, 1984 pp.83-95

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