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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Anonymous

Encampment at Drongen, 1744

Plan du / Campement de L'Aile / Droite à L'Abbaye de / Drongen le 15.e Octobre / N:S: 1744 1744 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:26,300 approx. | RCIN 729058

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A map of the encampment of the right wing of the Allied army at Drongen Abbey, 15 October 1744. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top.

In the same hand as RCINs 729011-12, 729014, 729017, 729020-22, 729030, 729037-8, 729047-57. Another copy of this map, in the same hand, is at RCIN 729057.

The right wing of the Allied army comprised British and Hanoverian troops, coloured here in red and yellow, respectively. The march from Deinze to Drongen was about 11 km (6.8 miles). The camp extended for a distance of about 4 km (2.5 miles) from Mariekercke (Mariakerke, now in the suburbs of Ghent, 51°04'29"N 03°40'58"E) in the north, to Drongen in the south.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield

    Mark, stamped: 404

    Condition: no fold lines; small hole, right, the result of ink acidity and abrasion; pinhole bottom right

  • Scale: not stated. 1:26,300 approx.

    21.2 x 24.3 cm (neatline)

    22.0 x 25.0 cm (image)

    23.0 x 26.1 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan du / Campement de L'Aile / Droite à L'Abbaye de / Drongen le 15.e Octobre / N:S: 1744. [top right, in rectangular panel]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment at Drongen 15 Oct.r 1744.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, red pencil:] 8/60; [top left, black pencil:] X/[20].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Drongen Plan dessiné du Campement de l'Aisle droite de l'Armée Alliée a l'Abbaye de Drongen, le 15 Oct.re 1744. [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)

    Drongen, Flanders, Belgium (51°03'02"N 03°39'23"E)

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