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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Encampment at Nistelrode, 1748

Plan / Du Camp des Trouppes de sa Majeste / Britanique, pres de Nestelroÿ, L’an: 1748 1748 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on two pieces of linen, stitched together | Scale: 1:29,300 approx. | RCIN 731027

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A map of the encampment of the British and Hanoverian troops, under the command of the Duke of Cumberland, near Nistelrode, 21 May 1748. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south to top (compass rose). 

The British troops are shown in red, the Hanoverian are in yellow.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys

    Mark, stamped: 739

    Condition: creased. Verso: foxing; induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:29,300 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de 3000 pâs [83 mm =]

    35.2 x 40.6 cm (neatline)

    35.5 x 41.0 cm (image)

    38.0 x 43.8 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan / Du Camp des Trouppes de sa Majeste / Britanique, pres de Nestelroÿ, L’an: 1748. [top right, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [top right, below title, a key, A-C, to the positions of the Camp of the cavalry on 19 May; the infantry on 21 May; and the line for the review of the troops followed by:] Le Quarties General de S: A: R: le Duc de Cum = / = berland à Nistelroÿ / Quarties des Generaux Anglois à op zeeland & Üden / Ceux des Generaux Hannovriens a Herpen / Scheÿck et Reeck.


    George III heading: Encampment at Nistelroy 21 May 1748.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 138. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 74. [top right, ink, crossed out, obscured by white paper strip:] Nistelroy. [centre, red pencil:] 76.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Plan dessiné du Camp des Troupes de Sa Majesté Britannique pres de Nistelroy, le 21 Mai 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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