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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Encampment at Borgloon, 1746

Le Camp de l’Armee Alliée aupres / de Borglohn depuis le 27: jusqu’au 29: Juillet / 1746 1746 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:43,500 approx. | RCIN 730056

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army under the command of Prince Charles of Lorraine at Borgloon, 27-29 July 1746. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

In the same hand as RCIN 730055. This plan has a curious planimetric arrangement, as if it has been drawn from a panoramic view taking in about 190° of the country around Borgloon. Thus the villages: Vellen (Wellen 50°50°27"N 05°20°19"E), Operdingen (Hoepertingen 50°48°43"N 05°17°03"E), Rocklingen (Rijkel 50°48°33"N 05°15°40"E), Kettighofen (Kuttekoven 50°48°33"N 05°19°33"E), Gelmen (50°46°15"N 05°16°33"E), Bommeshoffen (Bommershoven 50°47°14"N 05°22°44"E), do not appear in the right positional relationship to each other on the map. The campsite extended from Wellen in the north, around the south of Borgloon, then to the east and north by way of Bommershoven, a distance of about 14 km. The encamped troops are represented en bloc without any identification of regiment or nationality.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 550

    Condition: no fold lines; trimmed. Verso: induced discolouration; fragments of paper top right and bottom right, adhering to verso

  • Scale: not stated. 1:43,500 approx.

    21.8 x 29.6 cm (image and neatline)

    23.0 x 30.8 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Le Camp de l’Armee Alliée aupres / de Borglohn depuis le 27: jusqu’au 29: Juillet / 1746. [bottom right, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    Dont la Droite prenoit de Vellen et la Gauche s’appuÿoit au / Village de Sterbmuhe, laiss’ant les Villages d’Opperdingen, Mettig = / = hoven, et Bomeshoven devant le front. [bottom right, below title, in title panel]


    George III heading: Encampment at Borchloen 27-29 July 1746.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [centre, red pencil:] 50.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Borchloen Plan dessiné du Campement de l’Armée Alliée aupres de Borchloen (ou Looz pres de Tongres) depuis le 27 jusqu’au 29 de Juillet 1746. [The same entry appears under Encampments.]

  • 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)

    Borgloon (Flanders, Belgium) 50°48'18"N 05°20'37"E

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