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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Encampment at Roermond and Hellenrouck, 1748

Plan / Von den Lägern der Allürten Armée beÿ Rueremünde alwo sich Sel= / -bige vom 10t. April an nach und nach Combiniret dated 1748

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:29,600 approx. | RCIN 731010

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A map of the encampments of the Allied army at Roermond between 10 and 20 April 1748. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top (compass rose). 

The earlier positions of the English and Hanoverian camps are shown by light grey rectangles with dotted outlines. The position of the combined camp is shown in solid colouring: British (red), Austrian (green), Hanoverian (yellow). The three pontoon bridges across the Meuse, together with the bridgehead fortification are shown to the north-east of Roermond.

Another copy of this map is at RCIN 731009.

  • Anonymous (cartographer) [top right, bottom of text panel:] Maasniel : 25t April 1748.

  • Watermark: Indistinct: fleur-de-lys

    Mark, stamped: 724

    Condition: no apparent fold lines. Verso: foxing; induced discolouration; water-stained patch and fragments from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:29,600 approx. Scale bar: Mas von 2000 Schritte [54 mm =].

    27.9 x 41.7 cm (neatline)

    28.2 x 37.9 cm (image)

    30.4 x 41.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan / Von den Lägern der Allürten Armée beÿ Rueremünde alwo sich Sel= / -bige vom 10t. April an nach und nach Combiniret. [top left, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [top left, below title, a key, A-E, to the camps and other features]; [top right, in rectangular panel:] Das Haubt quartier Ser Königl / = Hoheit des Hertzogs von Cumberland / ist zu Helenroth / Das quartier der Engl. Generals / zu Schwalmen und Herckenbusch / Das quartier der östereichischen Generals / ist zu Rueremünde und Melicht / Das quartier vor die Hannov: Generals / zu Maasniel / Nota das Lager der Kaÿser ist blau / der Englische Roht und / der Hannov. Gelb illuminir.


    George III heading: Encampments at Hellenrouck 10 and 19 April 1748.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 66; [top right, ink, obscured by white paper label:] Hellenrouck; [centre, red pencil:] 67.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Plan von dem Lagern der Allurten Armée zu Helenroth bey Rueremunde, alwo sich selbige vom 10 April 1748 an nach an nach combinirit. drawn. [The same entry occurs under the heading Hellenrouck.]

  • 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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