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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Major Cremeriuset (active 1747)

Encampment at Schilde, 1747

Lager zwischen Sandhoffen und / Braxschotten, von 14 Maÿ bis / 1747 c.1747

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on two pieces of thin paper, joined | Scale: 1:22,000 approx. | RCIN 730111

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army under the command of the Duke of Cumberland at Schilde, 14-28 May 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south-west to top (compass rose).

This map shows greater topographical detail than the preceding encampment maps of Schilde (RCINs 730107-110). More attention is given to depicting tree-lined roads and the layout of gentlemen's estates; enclosed cultivated land is indicated schematically by hedgerows and groups of parallel lines running at different angles, suggesting ploughed land. Heathland, or unproductive land is shown by horizontal dotted lines.

Regiments are coloured according to nationality, as indicated in the key. The lines of picquet outposts are drawn as narrow double red ink lines.

  • Major Cremeriuset (active 1747) (draughtsman) [bottom centre, above scale:] Major Cremeriuset Prigade Fecit.

  • Watermark: Horn in crowned shield, the name C & I HONIG below; countermark: HR

    Mark, stamped: 605

    Condition: several fold lines; unevenly trimmed. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:22,000 approx. Scale bar: Maastab von 1000 Kaÿl: Konigl Werck Kl: [90 mm =].

    32.0 x 70.3 cm (neatline)

    32.4 x 70.7 cm (image)

    33.9 x 71.8 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Lager zwischen Sandhoffen und / Braxschotten, von 14 Maÿ bis / 1747. [top centre, in rococo cartouche]

    Additional text:

    Explication / Der Hoch Allirten / Armée unter Comando Seiner / KÖNIG: HOCHHEIT dem HERRN / H: HERZOGEN von CUMBERLAND / wie solche gelagert und mit farben angezeigt. [bottom left, in rococo cartouche, ornamented with flags and cannon, a key to the colours used for the troop rectangles, which are coloured according to nationality]


    George III heading: Encampment at Schilde 14 - 28 May 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom, right of centre, red pencil:] 11/29.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Lager zu Schilde zwischen Sandhoffen und Praxschotten von 14 May 1747: vom Major Cremeriuset. drawn. [The same entry appears under the heading Schilde.]

  • 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)

    Schilde (Flanders, Belgium) 51°14'27"N 04°35'00"E

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