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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

William Eyres (d. 1764)

Encampment at Bouwel, 1747

Sketch of the Encampment of the allied / ARMY may ye 18:/29: 1747. at Bouwel / to June 5/16 c.1747

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:63,100 approx. | RCIN 730116

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A map of encampment of the Allied army at Bouwel, 29 May-16 June 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top (compass rose).

A rough sketch of the area between Lier (51°07'52"N 04°34'13"E) to the west and Herenthout (51°08'24"N 04°45'20"E) to the east, and Grobbendoncq (Grobbendonk 51°11'25"N 04°44'08"E) in the north to south of Berlaar (51°07'03"N 04°39'30"E) in the south. The troop rectangles are coloured according to nationality but none of the regiments is named.

  • William Eyres (d. 1764) (surveyor and draughtsman)

    Daniel Paterson (d. 1749) (surveyor and draughtsman) [bottom left, below title:] Will: Wyres / Dan.l Paterson.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, the letters VD L below

    Mark, stamped: 609

    Condition: one fold line; trimmed after laying down on linen, and corners rounded. Verso: foxing; top left, water-stained patch, shadow, and fragments from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:63,100 approx. Scale bar: [102 mm =] 4 miles.

    25.5 x 30.7 cm (neatline)

    25.9 x 31.1 cm (image)

    29.6 x 35.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Sketch of the Encampment of the allied / ARMY may ye 18:/29: 1747. at Bouwel / to June 5/16. [The words ‘at Bouwel’ followed by the June dates, appear to have been added in a different hand.] [bottom left]


    George III heading: Encampment at Bouwel 29 May - 16 June 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 92. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 16; [bottom right, black pencil, obscured by linen:] [J?]; [centre, red pencil:] 16; [bottom, ink, trimmed:] [?] May 29 1747.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A drawn Plan of the Encampment of the Allied Army at Bouwel from the of May to the of June 1747: by W.m Eyres and Dan.l Paterson [The same entry appears under the heading Bouwel.]

  • 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)

    Bouwel (Flanders, Belgium) 51°10'22"N 04°44'30"E

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