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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49)

Encampment at Alphen, 1747 c.1747

Pencil, pen, ink, and a little watercolour on four irregularly shaped pieces of paper; joined | Scale: not stated. 1:14,100 approx. | RCIN 730096

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A sketch of the encampment of the Allied army at Alphen, April 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north-north-west to top (cardinal point).

This is a very detailed topographical sketch with the positions of the regiments, each of which is named, apparently surveyed in place. The attribution to Schultz is identified in the George III catalogue and is confirmed on stylistic grounds.

The only named place is Baarle (Baarle-Hertog 51°24'14"N 04°53'29"E), in the south. To the east is Weelde (51°24'28"N 04°59'33"E), while the settlement at the northern margin of the map will be Alphen, from which numerous construction rays are drawn. Windmills, which would have provided prominent points of intervisibility for surveying, are drawn in.

  • ? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49) (surveyor and draughtsman)

  • Watermark: Cropped: horn in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 589

    Condition: many fold lines; this item has been folded and refolded several times; some of the lines may indicate where the paper has been wrapped round a drawing board or case; small tears along the folds; heavy surface dirt

  • Scale: not stated. 1:14,100 approx.

    41.7 x 66.8 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscipt title:

    No title

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment at Alphen April 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom, left of centre, black pencil, in Mason's hand?]: 1747 [black pencil, erased:] Alphen; [left of centre, black pencil, erased:] III/[?16].a.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Alphen A drawn Sketch of the Encampment of the Allied Army at Alphen in April 1747; [in red ink:] by Schultz. [The same entry appears under the heading Encampment.]

  • 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)

    Alphen (North Brabant, Netherlands) 51°28'54"N 04°57'30"E

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