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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49)

Encampment at Eindhoven, 1747 c.1747

Pencil on two pieces of paper, joined | Scale: not stated | RCIN 730183

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A sketch of ground and encampment of the British army near Eindhoven, 19 October 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top.

The tentative attribution to Schultz is made on stylistic grounds. The positions of the lines of encamped troops are indicated by half rectangles, some are annotated ‘cav’ for cavalry. It is possible that the letters ‘f’ and ‘p’ which are written in several places are annotations on land use: ‘f’ may stand for ‘Feldt’ or field, ‘fahl’ or fallow, ‘flach’, plain or level, or ‘Futterpflanzen’, forage crops, while ‘p’ may represent ‘pflügbar’ or arable. In French, ‘p’ may represent prairie, or meadow, while ‘f’ may stand for ‘foin’ or hay. The selection of German as the likely language is based on the letter ‘f’ which appears to be written in Deutsche schrift, which was used by Schultz. A detailed plan of the camp by Daniel Paterson is at RCIN 730180.d; it does not assist in interpreting the meaning of the letters.

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

  • Watermark: Cropped: Amsterdam coat of arms

    Mark, stamped: 713

    Condition: three fold lines; unevenly trimmed

  • Scale: not stated

    26.5 x 15.4 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


    George III heading: Encampment at Eyndhoven 19 Oct.r 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil, cropped:] Eyndhov[en]; [bottom centre, black pencil, erased, cropped:] XIII/[?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Eyndhoven A drawn Sketch of the Encampment of the British Troops at Eyndhoven, Oct.r [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)

    Eindhoven, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°26'27"N 05°28'40"E)

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