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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

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Encampment at Rijckholt and Maastricht, 1747

Feld Laager von der Hohen Allÿrter Armeé beÿ Mastricht / wie selbige von 9.n July bies gestanden. unter Comando Ihro Königl. / Hoheith. Hertzogen von Cumberland 1747 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:42,800 approx. | RCIN 730144

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army under the command of the Duke of Cumberland at Maastricht, 9 July 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top.

A rough sketch showing the positions of the encamped regiments in relation to surrounding settlements. The regimental rectangles are coloured according to nationality: Austrian (red and green), British (red and yellow), Hanoverian (red and white), Hessian (yellow), Dutch (blue and white). Part of the French camp is shown near Reckem (Rekem 50°55'20"N 05°41'37"E). The geographical coverage extends from Rekem in the north to Vizer (Visé 50°44'15"N 05°41'56"E) in the south, and from Veltweesen (Veldwezelt 50°52'05"N 05°37'51"E) in the west to Keere (Cadier en Keer 50°49'42"N 05°45'55"E) in the east.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Indistinct: Pro Patria; countermark: crowned monogram GR

    Mark, stamped: 635

    Condition: no fold lines; brown stains. Verso: foxing; induced discolouration; top left, water-stained patch, shadow and fragments from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:42,800 approx. Scale bar: [112 mm =] 6000 Schritt od: 1. Stund [...?]

    22.3 x 39.3 cm (neatline)

    22.7 x 39.7 cm (image)

    24.6 x 41.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Feld Laager von der Hohen Allÿrter Armeé beÿ Mastricht / wie selbige von 9.n July bies gestanden. unter Comando Ihro Königl. / Hoheith. Hertzogen von Cumberland. [top, left of centre, in cartouche representing a scroll]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment at Richolt 9 July 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 33; [top right, black pencil or ink, crossed out in red pencil, obscured by white paper strip:] Richolt; [centre, red pencil:] 33.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Richolt Feld Laager von der Hohen Allurten Armée zu Richolt bey Mastricht den 9 July 1747. drawn.

  • 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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