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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49)

Encampment at Cambron, 1745

Camp de Cambron / du 5: au 7: May 1745 c.1745

Pen and ink on paper; laid down on paper | Scale: 1:26,000 approx. | RCIN 729083

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A rough sketch of the encampment of the Allied army at Cambron, 5-7 May 1745. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with east-north-east to top (cardinal points).

The second title is written in an unknown hand, but probably dates from the time that the maps were being organised and catalogued by George III's librarian in the early nineteenth century.

This is a rough sketch showing the disposition of the British, Hanoverian, and Dutch troops on the west side of the main Ath-Mons road from Chièvres (50°35'16"N 03°48'25"E) in the north, passing between Bauffe (50°34'11"N 03°51'12"E) and the road, to Lens (50°33'25"N 03°53'58"E) in the south. The lowercase letter ‘b’ which is written within an irregularly shaped ink boundary in various locations may be an abbreviation of ‘bruyere’, or heath.

  • George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49) (surveyor and draughtsman)

  • Watermark: Map: none visible. Backing paper: countermark: IV.

    Mark, stamped: 425

    Condition: two fold lines; some discolouration

  • Scale: 1:26,000 approx. Scale bar: Demi Lieue [93 mm =].

    23.3 x 31.1 cm (image and sheet)

    24.0 x 34.7 cm (mount)

  • Manuscript title:

    Camp de Cambron / du 5: au 7: May 1745. [top left]

    Additional text:

    Plan du Campement de l'Armée Alliée à l'Abbaye de / Cambron, près de Mons, du 5.e au 7.e de May 1745 par M.r Schultz. [bottom centre, in a different hand to that of the map, a second title]


    George III heading: Encampment at Cambron 5 - 7 May 1745.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Cambron Plan dessiné du Campement d l'Armée Alliée a l'Abbaye de Cambron pres de Mons, depuis le 5 jusqu'au 7 de Mai 1745: [in red ink:] par M. Schultz. [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)

    Cambron-Casteau, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°35'27"N 03°52'56"E)

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