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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Daniel Paterson (d. 1749)

Encampment at Dongen, 1747

PLAN of the INCAMPMENT of the BRITISH at DONGEN c.1747

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:14,300 approx. | RCIN 730180.f

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

The march from the previous camp at Oisterwijk to Dongen was about 13 km (8 miles). According to the George III catalogue entry for RCIN 730185, the camp at Dongen was pitched on 25 October. The encamped squadrons/battalions of the following regiments are present: First Line: Scots Greys, Guards, Howard, Dejean, Crawford, Johnson, Campbell, Rich. Second Line: Rothes, Pultney, Conway, Douglass, artillery, Fleming, Husk, Cope.

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) [top right, following on from title:] by D. Paterson 1747.

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 708

    Condition: flat, no fold lines

  • Scale: 1:14,300 approx. Scale bar: [32 mm =] 500 yards.

    11.3 x 27.0 cm (neatline)

    12.3 x 27.3 cm (image)

    15.3 x 29.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN of the INCAMPMENT of the BRITISH at DONGEN. [top, across top of map, outside border]


    George III heading: None

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, ink:] No 6. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] VII/49; [top left, black pencil, on top of other:] XIII/69 g.

    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)

    Dongen, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°37'36"N 04°56'20"E)

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