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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

? Nevil Tatton (active 1744-75)

Encampment at Halle, 1745

PLAN / du Campement de Halle, / occupé par l'Armée des Alliés / depuis le 30. Avril jusqu'au 2.e May / 1745. / Sous le Comandement de S.A.R. / Mgr: Le Duc de Cumberland 1745 or later

Pen, ink and watercolour on thin tracing paper, laid down on paper | Scale: 1:36,600 approx. | RCIN 729078

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army, under the command of the Duke of Cumberland, at Halle, 30 April 1745. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south-west to top (cardinal points).

This appears to be an ink draft of the finished copy at RCIN 729077. Some of the regiments are coloured according to nationality [British in red, Hanoverian in yellow, Austrian in green and the Dutch uncoloured] but there is no key or annotation to identify the nations, nor are the regiments named. According to the symbols, it appears that there were 63 squadrons of horse, 3 squadrons of dragoons, 37 infantry battalions and artillery.

The encampment extended for a distance of about 3 km (1.8 miles) from north of Halle in the north, through Lembeek (50°42'56"N 04°13'05"E) to Tubise (Tubize 50°41'26"N 04°12'03"E) in the south.

  • ? Nevil Tatton (active 1744-75) (draughtsman) [bottom right, outside border:] N: Tatton.

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 422

    Condition: no fold lines

  • Scale: 1:36,600 approx. Scale bar: Echelle d'une ½ Lieue [65 mm =].

    28.7 x 30.4 cm (image and neatline)

    29.5 x 31.1 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN / du Campement de Halle, / occupé par l'Armée des Alliés / depuis le 30. Avril jusqu'au 2.e May / 1745. / Sous le Comandement de S.A.R. / Mgr: Le Duc de Cumberland [top right, in rectangular panel]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment at Halle 30 April-2 May 1745.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil, cropped, in Schultz's or Mason's hand?:] 31. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Halle Plan dessiné du Campement de Halle occupé par l'Armée des Alliés sous le commandement du Duc de Cumberland depuis le 30 Avril jusqu'au 2 May 1745: par N. Tatton. [Another Copy of D.o [i.e. RCIN 729077] [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)

    Halle, Flanders, Belgium (50°44'01"N 04°14'04"E)

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