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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

William Eyres (d. 1764)

Encampment at Herenthout and Beringen, 1747

SKETCH of the GROUND between / HERENTHOUT and BERINGEN c.1747

Pencil, pen, brown and black ink and grey wash on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:50,300 approx. | RCIN 730121

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army between Herenthout and Beringen, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top (compass rose).

The map covers a corridor of ground running from Herenthout in the north-west, following the march routes of the army (shown by pecked lines) between Prince Wolfenbuttel's camp at Zoerle (Zoerle-Parwijs 51°05'22"N 04°52'15"E), to ‘Baronay's Camp’ a little distance to the north-east of Zichem (51°00'06"N 04°58'59"E). The coverage continues south-east to Diest (50°59'21"N 05°03'02"E) and then turns north-east to Beringen. Generalised indications of cultivated land are given by irregularly-shaped enclosures, woods comprise groups of individually drawn trees, and open land is sketched in. Differences of elevation are roughly indicated by hachures.

  • William Eyres (d. 1764) (surveyor and ? draughtsman)

    Daniel Paterson (d. 1749) (surveyor) [top right, right of title:] Will: Eyres / Dan: Paterson.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, the monogram VD L below; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 614

    Condition: two fold lines; corners rounded after being laid down on linen. Verso: some foxing; bottom, right of centre: water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:50,300 approx. Scale bar: [128 mm =] 4 miles.

    48.8 x 64.4 cm (image and sheet)

  • Printed title:

    SKETCH of the GROUND between / HERENTHOUT and BERINGEN. [top right]


    George III heading: Encampments between Herenthout and Beringen in June 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 95. (Verso) [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] 19; [top, right of centre, ink, crossed out in red pencil, on linen, obscured by white paper strip:] March Route; [top, right of centre, red pencil, on linen:] June 17; [top, right of centre, ink, obscured by linen and white paper strip: indistinct:] [Route ... Herenhout ...]; [top right, ink, obscured by linen:] By Eyres; [top right, ink, obscured by linen, several annotations:] 13 [crossed out], 96. [crossed out], 95 [crossed out], I [or J]; [top right, black pencil:] 95; [right centre, red pencil:] 19.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A drawn Map of the Ground between Herenthout and Beringen, with the Encampments of the Allied Army in June 1747: by W.m Eyres and Daniel Paterson [The same entry appears under the headings Herenthout and Beringen.]

  • 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)

    Herenthout (Flanders, Belgium) 51°08'24"N 04°45'20"E

    Beringen (Flanders, Belgium) 51°02'58"N 05°13'33"E

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