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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Encampment at Anstaing, 1744

Plan du / Campement des Alliez à / Anstain le Aoust, N:S: / 1744 1744 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:23,800 approx. | RCIN 729037

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army at Anstaing near Lille, 10 August to 29 September 1744. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top. In the same hand as RCINs 729011, 729012, 729014, 729017, 729020-22, 729030, 729038, 729047-58.

The camp, on the west side of the River Marque, extends from Tressin (50°37'03"N 03°11'36"E) in the north, through Anstaing, to present-day Huvet, (50°33'33"N 03°09'36"E) in the south. This is a more diagrammatic representation of the layout of the camp than that at RCIN 729035. Little topographical detail other than the River Marque, local roads and settlement is shown. This cartographer uses the symbol of double pecked lines within solid lines to indicate a primary road.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in shield, crown above, the name C & IHONIG below; backing paper, countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 382

    Condition: two fold lines

  • Scale: not stated. 1:23,800 approx.

    21.9 x 33.3 cm (image and neatline)

    23.6 x 35.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan du / Campement des Alliez à / Anstain le Aoust, N:S: / 1744. [top left, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [top left, in title panel, a key, A-C, to the location of French redoubts and the Chateux d'Anstain and Sainghuin Milantois.]


    George III heading: Encampment at Anstain 10 Aug.t - 29 Sept.r 1744.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 5. (Verso) [bottom left, ink or black pencil, obscured by paper backing:] 40 [or 41].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Anstain Plan dessiné du Campement des Alliés a Anstain, le 10 Aoust 1744.

  • 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)

    Anstaing, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France (50°36'17"N 03°11'26"E)

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