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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Encampment at Petegem, 1744

Plan du / Campement de L' Armée / Alliée à L'Abbaye de / Peteghem, le Octobre / N:S: 1744 1744 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:36,000 approx. | RCIN 729052

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army under the command of Duke d'Arenberg at Petegem, 4 October 1744. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west-north-west to top.

In the same hand as RCINs 729011-12, 729014, 729017, 729020-22, 729030, 729037-8, 729047-51, 729053-8. Another neater copy of this map, in the same hand, is at RCIN 729051.

The army had marched to Petegem from Avelgem, a distance of about 10 km (6.2 miles). The encampment, on the west side of the River Escaut (Scheldt), extends for a distance of about 10 km (6.2 miles) from Heurn (Heurne 50°52'51"N 03°37'33"E) in the north, south-westwards past Oudenaarde, through Petegem to south of Elsegem (50°49'24"N 03°32'09"E). The regimental rectangles are coloured according to nationality: British (red), Hanoverian (yellow), Dutch (blue), Austrian (green).

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys; countermark: C&IHONIG

    Mark, stamped: 398

    Condition: two fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration; top left, water-stained patch, shadow and ghosting from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label: VOL. V / 44

  • Scale: not stated. 1:36,000 approx.

    21.8 x 39.4 cm (neatline)

    22.8 x 40.3 cm (image)

    24.2 x 40.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan du / Campement de L' Armée / Alliée à L'Abbaye de / Peteghem, le Octobre / N:S: 1744. [top right, in rectangular panel]


    Encampment at Peteghem 4 Oct.r 1744.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil, twice:] 22; [top right, black pencil:] 8. (Verso) [centre, red pencil:] 44; [bottom left, black pencil:] 44.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Peteghem Plan dessiné du Campement de l'Armée Alliée a l'Abbaye de Peteghem, le 4 1744. [The same entry appears under the heading Encampment.]

  • 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)

    Petegem, Flanders, Belgium (50°50'00"N 03°33'00"E)

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