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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Daniel Paterson (d. 1749)

Encampment at Oisterwijk, 1747


Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; some pricking through | Scale: 1:14,300 approx. | RCIN 730180.e

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A map of encampment of the British army at Oisterwijk, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south-west to top (compass rose).

The march from the previous camp at Eindhoven to Oisterwijk was about 30 km (18.5 miles). According to the George III catalogue entry for RCIN 730184, the camp at Oisterwijk was pitched on 22 October. The squadrons and battalions of the following regiments are present: First Line: Scots Greys, Rothes, Howard, Dejean, Crawford, Johnson, Campbell, Cope, Rich. Second Line: Pultney, Conway, Douglas, Fleming, Husk. Artillery in the rear.

One of a set of seven plans of encampments together with an order of battle by Daniel Paterson; all stitched together along the left edge (see RCINs 730180.a-h).

  • Daniel Paterson (d. 1749) (draughtsman) [bottom right, outside border:] D.P.

  • Watermark: Strasburg bend and lily, the letters L V G below

    Mark, stamped: 707

    Condition: flat, no fold lines

  • Scale: 1:14,300 approx. Scale bar: [32 mm =] 500 yards.

    11.3 x 27.1 cm (neatline)

    13.0 x 28.6 cm (image)

    15.4 x 29.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN OF THE ENCAMPMENT of the BRITTISH at OSTERWICK 1747. [top, across top of map, outside border]


    George III heading: None

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, ink, in Schultz's or Mason's hand:] No 5. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] VII/49; [top left, black pencil, on top of other:] XIII/69-f.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Seven drawn Plans of the Encampments of the British Troops of the Allied Army in the Netherlands in marching into winter quarters, from Hoighten near Maestricht, the, to Ter Heyden near Breda the of Oct.r 1747: with the order of Battle of the Troops on their March; by D.l Paterson Eng.r [The same entry appears under the headings Order of Battle and Netherlands.]

  • 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)

    Oisterwijk, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°34'45"N 05°11'20"E)

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