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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Encampment at Deinze, 1744

Plan du / Campement de L'Aile / Droite à Deynse le / Octobre N:S: / 1744 1744 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:14,600 approx. | RCIN 729056

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A map of the British and Hanoverian encampment at Deinze, 10 October 1744. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north-west to top.

In the same hand as RCINs 729011-12, 729014, 729017, 729020-22, 729030, 729037-8, 729047-55, 729057-8.

This is a more neatly drawn copy, in the same hand, of RCIN 729055. The march of the British and Hanoverian troops from Chateau de Huysse north-west to Deinze was about 10 km (6.2 miles). The camp, on the east side of the River Lys, extends for a distance of about 7 km (4.3 miles) from Bachten (Bachte 50°59'51"N 03°32'54"E) in the north, through Astene (50°59'06"N 03°33'59"E) south-west to Machelen (50°57'35"N 03°29'25"E).

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Map: fleur-de-lys in shield, crown above. Backing paper: none.

    Mark, stamped: 402

    Condition: no fold lines; colour and ink, bottom right, smudged, possibly when the map was laid down. Verso: discolouration from the paste

  • Scale: not stated. 1:14,600 approx.

    18.0 x 34.6 cm (neatline)

    19.2 x 35.3 cm (image)

    21.0 x 37.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan du / Campement de L'Aile / Droite à Deynse le / Octobre N:S: / 1744. [top left, in rectangular panel]


    George III heading: Encampment at Deynse 14 Oct.r 1744.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 10. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil, obscured by paper backing and partly scraped off:] 4[?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Deynse Plan dessiné du Campement des Troupes Britanniques et Hannoveriennes a Deynse, le 14 1744.

  • 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)

    Deinze, Flanders, Belgium (50°58'54"N 03°31'51"E)

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