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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Anonymous

Encampment at Brussels and Willebroek, 1745

PLAN du Canal qui vat de Bruxelles jusque dans la / Ruppel avec la Situation entre la Senne et du Canal dans lequel / est marqué le Campement qu on a prèt du 14 Jul 1745 comme aussi / les... 1745 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on five sheets of paper, joined; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:25,400 approx. | RCIN 729137

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army, commanded by the Duke of Cumberland, along the Brussels Canal between Brussels and Willebroek, 14 July-24 October 1745. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Indistinct: figure in double circle

    Mark, stamped: 468

    Condition: verso: some ink smudges

  • Scale: 1:25,400 approx. Scale bar: Echelle des deux Mille pas [64 mm =].

    24.3 x 107.2 cm (neatline)

    31.0 x 108.0 cm (image)

    31.2 x 108.3 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN du Canal qui vat de Bruxelles jusque dans la / Ruppel avec la Situation entre la Senne et du Canal dans lequel / est marqué le Campement qu on a prèt du 14 Jul 1745 comme aussi / les Retranchements fait le long du Canal. [top, left of centre, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [bottom, below map in eight rectangular panels, a key, A-I, K-P, to the positions and fortifications.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment near Brussels 14 July 1745.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [below title, some words have been scraped off.] (Verso) [bottom left, ink:] Canal of Brussels.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Brussels Plan dessiné du Canal entre Bruxelles et la Ruppel, avec le Campement qu'on a prit le 14 Juillet 1745, et les Retranchements faits le long du Canal.

  • 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)

    Brussels, Belgium (50°51'01"N 04°20'55"E)

    Willebroek, Flanders, Belgium (51°03'37"N 04°21'36"E)

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