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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Encampment at Hulten, 1748

Camp de l’Armée Hollandoise sur la Bruyere / de Hulten pris le 7 du May 1748 1748 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:19,000 approx. | RCIN 731018

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A map of the encampment of the Dutch army, under the command of Count Maurice of Nassau, at Hulten near Breda, 7 May 1748. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top. 

The regiments are named. The distinction between the heathland, on which the army is encamped (the title of RCIN 731017 states that the camp was on the heaths at Hulten) and cultivated land is clear. Damp or wet grassland is shown by a dark green wash.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 730

    Condition: three fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration; remnants of paste and fragments of paper to bottom left, top left, and top right corners, perhaps from a former paper mount

  • Scale: 1:19,000 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de 1000 [i.e. 1100] Pas [47 mm =].

    23.4 x 46.0 cm (neatline)

    23.6 x 46.2 cm (image)

    27.0 x 49.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Camp de l’Armée Hollandoise sur la Bruyere / de Hulten pris le 7 du May 1748. [top left, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [top left, below title, a key to the colours by which the different armies are distinguished:] Distinction des Nations.


    George III heading: Encampment near Breda 7 May 1748.

    Other anotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [centre, red pencil:] 79; [bottom left, black pencil:] 77.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Plan dessiné du Camp de l’Armée Hollandoise sur la Bruyere de Hulten pres de Breda, pris le 7 Mai 1748. [The same entry appears under the heading Breda.]

  • 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)

    Hulten, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°34'21"N 4°57'15"E)

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