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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Encampment at Roermond and Hellenrouck, 1748

Camp / de L’armée des hauts Alliés sous les Ordres de S. A. R. Mgr. / Le Duc de Cumberland depuis le 19e avril 1748 c.1748

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:2,000 approx. | RCIN 731012

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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-west to top (cardinal points). 

Encamped regiments are named. The bridgehead across the Meuse is shown with one pontoon bridge in place.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Strasburg bend in shield, fleur-de-lys above; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 726

    Condition: one fold line; creased. Verso: foxing; induced discolouration; top left, water-stained patch from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:2,000 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de 200 Toisere 1200 kloffter [109 mm =]

    37.1 x 46.2 cm (neatline)

    37.7 x 46.6 cm (image)

    38.6 x 49.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Camp / de L’armée des hauts Alliés sous les Ordres de S. A. R. Mgr. / Le Duc de Cumberland depuis le 19e avril 1748. [bottom right, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [bottom right, below title, in title panel, a key to the colours used to distinguish between the Austrian, Hanoverian and British troops, and to the location of the bridgehead:] Explication.


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

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 39. [top right, ink, crossed out, obscured by white paper label:] Hellenrouck; [centre, red pencil:] 69.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Plan dessiné du Campement de l’Armée des Hauts Alliées sous les ordres du Duc de Cumberland a Hellenrouck pres de Ruremonde, depuis le 19 Avril 1748.

  • 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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