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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 / Sept.bre N:S: 1744 1744 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:35,000 approx. | RCIN 729048

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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, 729047, 729049-58.

This appears to be a neater example, in the same hand, of RCIN 729047. 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: Cropped: fleur-de-lys in shield, crown above [? below]; countermark: the letters GR, crown above

    Mark, stamped: 394

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

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

    20.4 x 44.9 cm (neatline)

    21.2 x 45.7 cm (image)

    23.0 x 47.1 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

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


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

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil, in Mason's or Schultz's hand?:] 20; [top right, black pencil:] 6. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 42; [centre, red pencil:] 42; [bottom right, black pencil, erased:] Froyenne.

    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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