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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Daniel Paterson (d. 1749)

Encampment at Richelle and Visé, 1747

SKETCH OF THE ENCAMPMENT OF THE ALLIED ARMY AT RICHEL c.1747

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:31,500 approx. | RCIN 730163

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

The area covered extends from Brayst (Breust 50°46'51"N 05°42'38"E) in the north to Barchon (50°40'08"N 05°42'00"E) in the south. The settlements named on the west bank are, north to south: Seenai (i.e. probably Lanaye); Deloine (somewhere in the region of Wonck; not identifiable today); Liese (probably Lixhe); Hacour (Haccour); Prey (not identifiable today, may have been obliterated by the canalisation of the Meuse); Hermael (Hermalle-sous-Argenteau). The settlements named on the east bank of the river, from north to south are: Brayst (Breust); Esden (Eijsden); Meerland (not identifiable on the map today; perhaps a suburb of Eijsden); Gastraat (perhaps Hoog Caestert); Molan (Moelingen); Elst (not visible on the map today); Bernau (Berneau); Millingen and Bolsbeeck (not identifiable today); Halsupe (perhaps Housse); Mortier; Blegny; St Remy (Saint-Rémy); Barchon.

The troop rectangles are coloured according to nationality, the probable identification is British (red), Hanoverian (yellow), Hessian (blue), Austrian, (green), and Dutch (orange).

  • Daniel Paterson (d. 1749) (draughtsman) [top, following on from title:] by Dan: Paterson August ye 10th O:S: 1747 [i.e. 21st August 1747].

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, the letters VD L below; countermark: I VILLEDARY

    Mark, stamped: 683

    Condition: one fold line; small tear to left edge and to fold line on bottom edge. Verso: eight small paper patches, four on top edge, four along bottom edge, as if the map has been pasted down on paper and then removed, some of the backing paper remains; induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:31,500 approx. Scale bar: Scale of Miles [153 mm =] 3.

    39.9 x 53.1 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    SKETCH OF THE ENCAMPMENT OF THE ALLIED ARMY AT RICHEL. [top]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment at Richelle 19 July - 23 Sep.t 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil, in Schultz's or Mason's hand:] 111. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil, obscured by paper patch:] 35; [top right, black pencil, obscured by paper patch:] 12 [and] 111.; [centre, red pencil:] 35.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Richelle A drawn Plan of the Encampment of the Allied Army at Richelle (from the 19.th of July to the 23.d of Sept.r 1747) by D. Paterson Eng.r 21 Aug.t 1747. [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)

    Richelle, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°42'50"N 05°41'44"E)

    Visé, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°44'15"N 05°41'56"E)

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