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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Encampment at Huise, 1744

Plan du / Campement des Alliez au / Cha.u de Huysse le / Octobre N:S: 1744 1744 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:12,000 approx. | RCIN 729054

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army under the command of Duke d'Arenberg at Huise, 6 October 1744. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top.

In the same hand as RCINs 729011-12, 729014, 729017, 729020-22, 729030, 729037-8, 729047-53, 729055-8.

A neater copy of this map, in the same hand, is at RCIN 729053. The Chateau de Huysse was to the north of Huise, west of Loseren (Lozer 50°55'16"N 03°34'02"E). This encampment extended in a semi-circle from Heurne north-east through Singhen (Zingem 50°54'14"N 03°39'11"E), north to Aspre (Asper 50°54'49"N 03°39'04"E) and west to Aweghem (Ouwegem 50°54'44"N 03°35'59"E). The regimental rectangles are coloured according to nationality: British (red), Hanoverian (yellow), Dutch (blue), Austrian (green).

This map appears to have been lying, at an angle, on top of another in this series, perhaps in a pile on a table and long enough for the ink from the bottom map to have become offset onto the verso of RCIN 729054. It could also have been lying loose in a portfolio; if so, Cumberland's ‘volumes’, as written on the cipher labels, would have been portfolios, as described in the lists of his library.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: IVILLEDARY

    Mark, stamped: 400

    Condition: no fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: not stated. 1:12,000 approx.

    19.1 x 39.8 cm (neatline)

    20.0 x 40.7 cm (image)

    21.0 x 41.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan du / Campement des Alliez au / Cha.u de Huysse le / Octobre N:S: 1744. [top right, in rectangular panel]


    George III heading: Encampment at Huysse 6 Oct.r 1744.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, red pencil:] 8/56 [and, black pencil:] X/19.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Huysse Plan dessiné du Campement des Alliés au Chateau de Huysse le 6 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)

    Huise, Flanders, Belgium (50°54'02"N 03°35'27"E)

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