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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

William Hall (active 1745-9)

Encampment at Roermond and Hellenrouck, 1748

THE ENCAMPMENT / of the Allied Army, / commanded by H. R. H. / the Duke of CUMBERLAND / at HELLENROUCK / May 3d 1748 c.1748

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:18,900 approx. | RCIN 731013

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A map of the encampments of the Allied army under the command of the Duke of Cumberland at Hellenrouck, April 1748. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top (compass rose). 

Encamped regiments are named. The bridgehead across the Meuse is not shown on this map.

  • William Hall (active 1745-9) (draughtsman) [top left, at end of title:] by W: Hall.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield

    Mark, stamped: 727

    Condition: one fold line; surface dirt around edges; some foxing. Verso: foxing; bottom left, water-stained patch from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:18,900 approx. Scale bar: [43 mm =] 100 [i.e. 1000] Paces.

    47.1 x 30.8 cm (neatline)

    47.7 x 31.4 cm (image)

    53.2 x 35.9 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    THE ENCAMPMENT / of the Allied Army, / commanded by H. R. H. / the Duke of CUMBERLAND / at HELLENROUCK / May 3d 1748. [top left, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [right, down right side of map in rectangular panel, a key, 1-78, to the names of the British, Hanoverian, and Austrian infantry, cavalry and artillery regiments and the Grand Guards and Guards of the Piquets:] REFERENCES.


    George III heading: Encampment at Hellenrouck 19 April-12 May 1748.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, in Schultz’s or Mason’s hand:] 136. (Verso) [bottom right, black pencil:] 69. [centre, red pencil:] 70.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Hellenrouck A drawn Plan of the Encampment of the Allied Army commanded by the Duke of Cumberland at Hellenrouck in 1748 by W. Hall Eng.r 3 May 1748. [The same entry occurs under the heading Encampments.]

  • 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)

    Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands (51°11'39"N 05°59'15"E)

    Hillenraed Castle, Limburg, Netherlands (51°13'18"N 06°02'03"E)

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