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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

S.L. de Suly (active 1747)

Encampment at Maastricht and St Peter's Hill, 1747

PLAN / Der Situation zwischen dem Schlos / Lichtenburg, und dem Fort St: Piere, / in welcher die Neü angelegte Linie, / nebst den Neüen Campement ange ,, / ,, merket ist c.1747

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on two pieces of paper, joined; laid down on two pieces of linen, sewn together | Scale: 1:7,500 approx. | RCIN 730154

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A map of the lines and encampment of the Allied army at St Peter's Hill, Maastricht, July 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south-west to top (cardinal point).

The area covered extends from Fort St Piere (Fort Sint Pieter 50°50'09"N 05°41'05"E) southwards to the castle of Lichtenberg (now in ruins: 50°49'21"N 05°41'39"E) and further south to Gaster (now a small hamlet, Caster, in the Walloon Region of Belgium, 50°48'30"N 05°41'17"E). The Line and encampment shown here on the west bank of the Meuse were part of the Allied army encampments which were made to the south and east of Maastricht after the Battle of Lafelt (2 July 1747), and while the siege of Bergen op Zoom (14 July-18 September 1747) was being conducted. The geographical relationship between the camp at St Peter's Hill and the rest of the army is shown on RCIN 730142.

  • S.L. de Suly (active 1747) (draughtsman) [bottom left:] S.L. de Suly [oberstleut].

  • Watermark: A lion, facing right, holding a sword in a crowned shield, a circle below; countermark: C L H

    Mark, stamped: 667

    Condition: no fold lines visible; substantial foxing to both sides

  • Scale: 1:7,500 approx. Scale bar: [73 mm =] 300 Kl:.

    36.0 x 43.8 cm (image and neatline)

    37.8 x 48.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN / Der Situation zwischen dem Schlos / Lichtenburg, und dem Fort St: Piere, / in welcher die Neü angelegte Linie, / nebst den Neüen Campement ange ,, / ,, merket ist. [bottom left]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: S.Peter's Hill 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil:] C. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] [?VII/34 and] XIII/[49]; [top right, black pencil or ink, crossed out in red pencil, obscured by white paper strip:] S.t Peter's Hill.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Peter's Hill, S.t Plan der Situation zwischen dem Schlos Lichtenburg und dem Fort S.t Piere, in welcher die neu angelegte Linie nebst den neuem Campement angemerket ist, 1747: von S.L. de Suly. drawn.

  • 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)

    Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands (50°50'54"N 05°41'20"E)

    Sint Pietersberg, Limburg, Netherlands (50°49'15"N 05°41'08"E)

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