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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Encampment at Froyennes, 1744

Plan / du Campement de / L'Armée Alliée à / Froienne le de / Septembre N:S: 1744 1744 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:35,000 approx. | RCIN 729047

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A map of the camp of the Allied army under the command of the Duke d'Arenberg at Froyennes, 29 September 1744. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south-west to top.

In the same hand as RCINs 729011-12, 729014, 729017, 729020-22, 729030, 729037-8, 729048-58.

This appears to be a copy (or vice-versa), in the same hand, of RCIN 729048. The encampment extends for about 6.5 km (4 miles) from Blandin (Blandain 50°37'15"N 03°18'18"E) in the west, west of Froyennes, and south-west of Tournai, to Ere (50°34'56"N 03°22'03"E). The citadelle and fortified walls of Tournai are drawn in outline. Troops are coloured according to nationality: British (red), Hanoverian (yellow), Dutch (blue), Austrian (green).

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in shield, crown above, C & IHONIG below; countermark: the letters GR, crown above

    Mark, stamped: 393

    Condition: one fold line; creased. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: not stated. 1:35,000 approx.

    20.2 x 45.2 cm (neatline)

    21.2 x 46.0 cm (image)

    22.9 x 47.8 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan / du Campement de / L'Armée Alliée à / Froienne le de / Septembre N:S: 1744. [bottom right, in irregularly shaped cartouche]


    George III heading: Encampment at Froienne 29 Sept.r 1744.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, red pencil:] 8/50 [and, black pencil:] X/[?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Froienne Plan dessiné du Campement de l'Armée Alliée a Froienne, le 29 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)

    Froyennes, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°37'18"N 03°21'16"E)

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