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War of the Austrian Succession (1740-8)

Includes much of the mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, as Captain General of the British army


Encampment at Eindhoven, 1747



Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:15,240 approx. | RCIN 730180.d

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

The march from the previous camp at Hamont to Eindhoven was about 27 km (17 miles). According to the cld catalogue entry for RCIN 730183, the camp at Eindhoven was pitched on 19 October. The encampment site is shown to the south-east of Aelst (Aalst 51°23'48"N 05°28'40"E). The battalions/squadrons of the following regiments are present: First Line: Scots Greys, Howard, Dejean, Crawford, Johnson, Campbell, Cope and Rich. Second Line: Rothes, Pultney, Conway, Douglass, Fleming, Husk. Artillery to one side on the right.

Condition: flat, no fold lines.

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) [bottom right, outside border:] D.P.


  • Watermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 706

    Condition: flat, no fold lines

  • Scale: 1:15,240 approx. Scale bar: [30 mm =] 500 yards.

    11.4 x 27.1 cm (neatline)

    13.1 x 27.6 cm (image)

    15.3 x 29.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN OF THE ENCAMPMENT of the BRITTISH at EYNDHOVEN 1747. [top, across top of map, outside border]


    George III heading: None

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, ink:] No 4. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] VII/49; [top left, black pencil, on top of other, erased and mostly illegible:] XIII/[?69]-e

    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.]

  • Subject(s)

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

Page revisions

  • 14 March 2024