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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Daniel Paterson (d. 1749)

Encampment and lines on St Peter's Hill, 1747 c.1747

Pencil, pen, brown and black ink and grey wash on paper | Scale: 1:2,200 approx. | RCIN 730167

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A plan of the French lines at St Peter's Hill, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top.

The location of the French lines was actually a little to the south of St Peter's Hill, south of Caster, and is shown, in relation to the positions of the Allied army encampments and posts on RCIN 730159. On this plan, the solid infill on the line of the intrenchment appears to represent the elevated part of the line, and the dotted infill represents the ditch.

  • Daniel Paterson (d. 1749) (draughtsman) [bottom right:] Dan: Paterson.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, the letters VD L below; countermark: I VILLEDARY

    Mark, stamped: 687

    Condition: one fold line

  • Scale: 1:2,200 approx. Scale bar: Scale to the Plan [125 mm =] 300 yards.

    42.0 x 53.3 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


    [bottom left, a profile or section of the intrenchment.] Scale: 1:25 approx. Scale to the Profil [27 mm =] 20 feet. Size: 12.2 x 19.1 cm (neatline).


    George III heading: S.Peter's Hill 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil:] G. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] G; [top, right of centre, black pencil, erased:] St Peter’s Hill; [bottom, right of centre, beneath old heading numbers, illegible: old numbering systems]; [bottom, above old heading, black pencil, erased:] […] 1747.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Peter's Hill, S.t A drawn Plan of the French Line on S.t Peter's Hill in 1747: by D. Paterson Eng.r

  • 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)

    Sint Pietersberg, Limburg, Netherlands (50°49'15"N 05°41'08"E)

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