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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; laid down on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:26,300 approx. | RCIN 729057

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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, 729047-56, 729058.

Another copy of this map, in the same hand, is at RCIN 729058. 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 Mariekircke (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: Map: IV. Backing paper, cropped: crown above shield [possibly with a fleur-de-lys?].

    Mark, stamped: 403

    Condition: no fold lines

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

    20.3 x 23.6 cm (neatline)

    21.2 x 24.4 cm (image)

    22.0 x 25.2 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) [top left, black pencil, cropped and illegible: a number?]; [top right, black pencil:] 11. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil, obscured by paper backing:] 47.

    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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