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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Anonymous

Encampment and works on St Peter's Hill, 1747 1747 or later

Pencil, pen and ink on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: not stated. 1:4,900 approx. | RCIN 730157

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A plan of the line and positions of encamped battalions of the Allied army at St Peter's Hill near Maastricht, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north-west to top.

A large-scale plan showing the detail of the battery positions in the fortified line at St Peter's Hill. The positions for the camps of the Austrian (Au:), Hessian (Hess:), English (En:) and Hanoverian (Han:) troops appear to have been surveyed and plotted. The numbers on the map are not explained and may relate to guards. The plan extends to the covered way on the east side of Fort St Peter (50°50'09"N 05°41'05"E) in the north, and to Lichtenberg Castle (50°49'21"N 05°41'39"E) in the south. The lines of a previous, undated, field fortification are shown to the west. The Line and encampment shown here on the west bank of the Meuse were part of the Allied army encampments which were made to the south and east of Maastricht after the Battle of Lafelt (2 July 1747), and while the siege of Bergen op Zoom (14 July-18 September 1747) was being conducted. The geographical relationship between the camp at St Peter's Hill and the rest of the army is shown on RCIN 730142.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Unicorn, facing right, chained to boat with orb on the prow, a star and the name PARMER written on the boat; countermark: C HE

    Mark, stamped: 670

    Condition: four fold lines; brown staining to both sides

  • Scale: not stated. 1:4,900 approx.

    35.0 x 43.2 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title

    Annotations:

    George III heading: S.t Peter's Hill 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil:] B. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] VII/34 [and] XIII/49-q [or 2].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Peter's Hill, St A drawn Plan of the Works on S.t Peters Hill in 1747

  • 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)

    Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands (50°50'54"N 05°41'20"E)

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

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