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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Encampment at Rijckholt and Maastricht, 1747

PLAN von dem Lager der Alliirten Armée beÿ Mastricht. 1747 or later

Ink and watercolour on two pieces of paper, joined | Scale: 1:33,300 approx. | RCIN 730145

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army at Rijckholt, 9 July 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748). Oriented with west to top (compass rose).

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Arms of Amsterdam; countermark: A L

    Mark, stamped: 636

    Condition: five fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:33,300 approx. Scale bar: [96 mm =] 4000 Schrit [sic].

    25.0 x 40.5 cm (neatline)

    25.7 x 41.3 cm (image)

    28.2 x 42.9 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN von dem Lager der Alliirten Armée beÿ Mastricht. [bottom left, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, in title panel, a key A-D, to the camps and a note on the headquarters locations of the English, Hanoverian, Hessian, Dutch and Austrian generals.]


    George III heading: Encampment at Richolt 9 July 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, red pencil:] 11/57 [the ‘57’ is crossed out in black pencil]; [bottom right, black pencil, erased and indistinct:] [XIII]/36; [top right, black pencil, erased:] Richolt

    George III catalogue entry:

    Richolt Plan von dem Lager der Allurten Armée zu Richolt bey Mastricht, den 9 July 1747. drawn. [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)

    Rijckholt, Limburg, Netherlands (50°47'57"N 05°43'55"E)

    Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands (50°50'54"N 05°41'20"E)

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