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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Encampment at Nistelrode, 1748

PLAN / Du Camp des Trouppes Hessois, prés de Nistelroÿe et Reeck. / occupée le 18me Octobre jusqu’au 21.r 1748 1748 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:47,800 approx. | RCIN 731046

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A map of the encampment of Hessian forces at Nistelrode, 18-21 October 1748. Oriented with south-west to top (cardinal points).

This camp took place just after the ending of the War of the Austrian Succession with the ratification on 18 October of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Cropped: Strasburg bend in shield, fleur-de-lys above, indistinct letter/name below; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 763

    Condition: six fold lines. Verso: remains of old paste and fragments of paper to each corner, perhaps from an old mount

  • Scale: 1:47,800 approx. Scale bar: [85 mm =] 5000 pas.

    22.7 x 44.3 cm (neatline)

    23.2 x 44.7 cm (image)

    24.6 x 46.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN / Du Camp des Trouppes Hessois, prés de Nistelroÿe et Reeck. / occupée le 18me Octobre jusqu’au 21.r 1748. [top centre, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [top centre, below title, a key, 1-16, to the names and locations of the regiments of cavalry and infantry, with the note:] Les Quartiers General est à Nistelroÿe et Reeck.


    George III heading: Encampment at Nistelroy 18-21 Oct.r 1748.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [centre, red pencil:] 80.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Plan dessiné du Camp des Troupes Hessoises pres de Nistelroy et Reeck, depuis le 18 jusqu’au 21 1748. [The same entry appears under the heading Nistelroy.]

  • 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)

    Nistelrode, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°42'15"N 05°33'45"E)

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