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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Encampment and order of battle at Breda, 1748

Plan / Du Camp de L Armèe Hollandois dans la Baronie de Breda / entre Osterhout et Gilse depuis le 7me Maÿ Lan: 1748 1748 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:51,800 approx. | RCIN 731020

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A map of the encampment of the Dutch army, and order of battle, under the command of Count Maurice of Nassau, near Breda, 7 May 1748. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south-west to top (cardinal points). 

Another copy of this map is at RCIN 731019.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, indistinct device below; countermark: indistinct

    Mark, stamped: 732

    Condition: no fold lines; surface dirt along left and right edges. Verso: induced discolouration; surface dirt along left edge; foxing

  • Scale: 1:51,800 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de 6000 pas ou une Lieu de chemein [94 mm =].

    40.1 x 58.1 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan / Du Camp de L Armèe Hollandois dans la Baronie de Breda / entre Osterhout et Gilse depuis le 7me Maÿ Lan: 1748. [bottom left, in rectangular panel]


    [right, in cartouche representing scrolled paper:] Ordre de Battaille de LArmèe Hollande Campe dans la Baronie de Breda [under the command of Maurice Comte de Nassau. Gives all the names of the regiments.]

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, below title, a key, A-G, to the camps, regiments and other features on the map:] Explication.


    George III heading: Encampment and Order of Battle near Breda 7 May 1748.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, red pencil:] 12/25. [bottom right, black pencil:] XIV/25.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Plan dessiné du Camp, avec l’Ordre de Bataille de l’ Armée Hollandoise dans la Baronie de Breda, entre Osterhout et Gilse, depuis le 7 Mai 1748. [The same entry appears under the heading Order of Battle.]

  • 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)

    Breda, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°35'11"N 04°46'33"E)

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