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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Encampment at Anstaing, 1744

PLAN du CAMPEMENT / de L'ARMÉE des ALLIÉS / sur les PLAINES de LILLE / ou Ils se trouverent depuis le 30me / de Iuillet jusqu'au 18me Septembre V.S. / 1744 1744 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on coarse linen | Scale: 1:26,000 approx. | RCIN 729036

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army under the command of Marshals d'Arenberg and Wade, at Anstaing near Lille, 10 August to 29 September 1744. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north-north-west to top (compass rose). This appears to be in the same hand as RCIN 729019.

This map shows a similar configuration to RCIN 729035 but, although it is an attractively-drawn plan at a similar scale, it gives less topographical information.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Indistinct; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 381

    Condition: no fold lines; ink stain, foxing and surface dirt on verso

  • Scale: 1:26,000 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de Mille Toises [75 mm =].

    47.9 x 37.7 cm (image)

    37.6 x 37.0 cm (neatline)

    49.8 x 40.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN du CAMPEMENT / de L'ARMÉE des ALLIÉS / sur les PLAINES de LILLE / ou Ils se trouverent depuis le / de Iuillet jusqu'au Septembre V.S. / 1744. [i.e. from 10 August to 29 September New Style.] [top left, in rococo cartouche decorated with the artefacts of war]

    Additional text:

    [bottom, below map in rectangular panel, a key, 1-104, to the positions of the named regiments.]


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

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, red pencil:] 8/36; [bottom left, black pencil:] X/1.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Anstain Plan dessiné du Campement de l'Armée des Alliés (a Anstain) sur les Plaines de Lille depuis le 30 Juillet jusqu'au 18 V.S. 1744. [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)

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

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