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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Anonymous

Encampment at Longchamps, 1746

PLAN / du Camp de l’Armée alliée près de Long-Champ / le 17 et 18me Aout. 1746. et / de celui des François à l’autre côte de la Mehaigne 1746 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:38,900 approx. | RCIN 730063

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A map of the encampments of the Allied army under the command of Prince Charles of Lorraine, and of the French army, under the command of Marshal Saxe, in the vicinity of Longchamps, north of Namur, 17-18 August 1746. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north-west to top (compass rose).

The map extends from Grand Rosier (Grand-Rosiére-Hottomont 50°37'54"N 04°51'56"E) in the north-west to Longchamp in the south-east, and from Ostin just west of Dhuy (50°33'33"N 04°51'33"E) in the west to Branchon (50°37'44"N 04°58'24"E) in the east, a distance of about 6-7 km (4.3 miles) N-S, and about 15 km (9.3 miles) W-E.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys; countermark: C & I HONIG

    Mark, stamped: 558

    Condition: four fold lines; several vertical crease lines; bottom left corner cut off diagonally. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: not stated. 1:38,900 approx.

    21.4 x 38.9 cm (neatline)

    21.9 x 39.4 cm (image)

    24.8 x 42.3 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN / du Camp de l’Armée alliée près de Long-Champ / le 17 et 18me Aout. 1746. et / de celui des François à l’autre côte de la Mehaigne.

    Additional text:

    [top left, below title, in title panel:] Le Quartier General des alliés, ou du Prince Charle / de Lorraine etoit à Long-Champ et Frocu. / Celui des Generaux anglois et Hessois à Engesin / Du Prince de Waldec au Chateau d’Ostein / Les Generaux Hannovriens campoient derriere leur Corps. [Top right, in plain rectangular box, an explanation of the letters, A-I, K, L on the map:] Renvoÿ.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment at Long-Champ 17 - 18 Aug.t 1746.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, red pencil:] 10/62; [top left, black pencil:] XII/55 [or 59?]; [top right, black pencil:] C 35.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Long-Champ Plan dessiné du Camp de l’Armée Alliée pres de Long champ aux environs de Namur, le 17 et 18 Aout 1746, et de celui des Francois a l’autre coté de la Mehaigne. [The same entry appears under the heading Encampments.]

  • 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)

    Longchamps, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°34'37"N 04°53'43"E)

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