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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Johann Carl Treu (active 1744-6)

Encampment at Müllekoven, 1745

Plan du Camp de Mulickhoven / que l'Armée des Alliez occupa le 25e Maÿ 1745 1745 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:19,800 approx. | RCIN 729076.c

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army (Austrian, Hanoverian and Dutch) under the command of Duke d'Arenberg, at Müllekoven, 25 May 1745. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south-east to top (cardinal points with magnetic north).

Müllekoven is about 41 km (25.5 miles) north of the camp at Feldkirchen (see RCIN 729076.b). The encampment, in present-day North Rhine-Westphalia, extends from Sieglar (50°48'00"N 07°08'00"E) in the north-east to Mondrup (Mondorf 50°47'00"N 07°04'00"E).

The colours used for the encamped regiments are probably the Austrians in green, Hanoverian in red, and Dutch in yellow.

The three items at RCINs 729076.a-c were formerly housed in a buff rag paper folder which had the old heading on the front: 'Encampments of Feldt-kirchen and Mulickhoven and Journal of the operations of the Allied Army from the April to the May 1745'. An ink inscription: 'No.s 418-420' refers to the numbers stamped in black on the items; the black pencil inscription '(a-c) CMB Nov'86' [i.e. 1986] is written below the old heading in a modern hand.

  • Johann Carl Treu (active 1744-6) (draughtsman and surveyor) [bottom right, inside neatline:] J.C. Treu / levé.

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

    Mark, stamped: 420

    Condition: four fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:19,800 approx. Scale bar: [82 mm =] 2000 Pas.

    29.2 x 44.2 cm (neatline)

    31.5 x 44.6 cm (image)

    33.9 x 48.4 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan du Camp de Mulickhoven / que l'Armée des Alliez occupa le 25e Maÿ 1745. [top left]

    Manuscript title:

    Litt C. [top centre, outside border]

    Additional text:

    Explication. [top left, below title, a key, A-C to the location of the pontoon bridge used by the infantry, the place where the cavalry forded the River Sieg, and a wooden bridge crossed by the infantry]


    George III heading: Encampment at Mulickhoven 25 May 1745.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Recto) [bottom, right of centre, red pencil:] 9/42; [bottom, right of centre, black pencil, erased:] X/67.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Feldt-kirchen Journal manuscrit des Operations de l'Armée des Alliés depuis le 29 Avril jusqu'au 31 May 1745. Plan dessiné du Camp de Feldt-kirchen que l'Armée des Alliés occupa depuis le 17 jusqu'au 23 May 1745: par I.H. Treu. Plan dessiné du Camp de Mulickhoven que l'Armée des Alliés occupa le 25 May 1745; par I.C. Treu. [The same entry appears under the headings Encampment and Mulickhoven.]

  • 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)

    Müllekoven, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (50°47'00"N 07°06'00"E)

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