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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Daniel Paterson (d. 1749)

Encampment at Bree, 1747


Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; some pricking through | Scale: 1:15,240 approx. | RCIN 730180.b

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A map of encampment of the British army at Bree, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top (compass rose).

The march between the previous camp at Hocht and Bree was about 30 km (18.5 miles). According to the George III catalogue entry for RCIN 730181 (a rough field sketch of this encampment), this camp was pitched on 17 October. The encamped battalions and squadrons, situated immediately south of Reppel (51°09'14"N 05°33'44"E), comprised the following regiments: First Line: Guards, Howard, Dejean, Crawford, Johnson, Campbell, Rich, Scots Greys. Second Line: Pulteney, Conway, Douglas, Fleming, Huske, Cope, Rothes. Artillery in the rear.

One of a set of seven plans of encampments together with an order of battle by Daniel Paterson; all stitched together along the left edge (see RCINs 730180.a-h).

  • Daniel Paterson (d. 1749) (draughtsman) [bottom right, outside border:] D.P.

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 704

    Condition: flat, no fold lines.

  • Scale: 1:15,240 approx. Scale bar: [30 mm =] 500 yards.

    11.4 x 26.9 cm (neatline)

    13.6 x 27.2 cm (image)

    15.3 x 29.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN OF THE ENCAMPMENT of the BRITTISH at BREY 1747. [top, across top of map, outside border]


    George III heading: None

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, ink, in Schultz's or Mason's hand:] No 2. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] VII/49; [top left, black pencil, on top of other:] XIII/69-c.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Seven drawn Plans of the Encampments of the British Troops of the Allied Army in the Netherlands in marching into winter quarters, from Hoighten near Maestricht, the, to Ter Heyden near Breda the of Oct.r 1747: with the order of Battle of the Troops on their March; by D.l Paterson Eng.r [The same entry appears under the headings Order of Battle and Netherlands.]

  • 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)

    Bree, Flanders, Belgium (51°08'29"N 05°35'48"E)

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