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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

François Aloine Verhas (active 1748)

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 Maj Lan 1748 c.1748

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:50,200 approx. | RCIN 731019

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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 731020.

  • François Aloine Verhas (active 1748) (surveyor and ?draughtsman) [bottom right, inside neatline:] Eleve par Francois: A: Verhas.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, the letters V [R] below; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 731

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: induced discolouration; slight surface dirt

  • Scale: 1:50,200 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de 6000 pas ou une Lieu de chemein [97 mm =].

    39.4 x 57.6 cm (neatline)

    33.9 x 58.1 cm (image)

    47.7 x 66.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title;

    PLAN / Du Camp de L Armèe Hollandois dans La Baronie / de Breda - entre Osterhout et Gilse depuis le 7me Maj Lan 1748. [bottom left, in rectangular panel]


    [right, in cartouche representing scrolled paper:] Ordre de Battail: de L’Armèe Hollande Campe dans la Baronie / de Breda [under the command of Maurice Comte de Nassau; gives 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:] Explications des Lett. 


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

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, ink:] 2. [top right, black pencil, erased:] Camp de l'Armee Hollandois le 7e May dans la Baronie de Breda 1748. [top right, black pencil, in Mason's hand?:] 141. [bottom, left of centre, black pencil, in Mason's hand?:] 76.

    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: par F. A. Verhas. [The same entry appears under the heading Breda.]

  • 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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