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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

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Encampment at Schilde, 1747

PLAN of the / ENCAMPMENT near SCIELDE. 25.th April / 1747 1747 or later

Pencil, pen and ink on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:10,800. | RCIN 730097

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A map of encampment at Schilde, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south-west to top (compass rose).

The small force which constituted the advance corps encamped at Schilde comprised battalions of the following regiments: Howard, Block, Hessian Guards, Majoribank, Beyrheid, Wolfenbuttel, Olivarez, Waldeck and Wolfe.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Indistinct, lion in crowned circle, words unclear; countermark: the letters GR, crowned, within a wreath, all in a circle

    Mark, stamped: 590

    Condition: no fold lines; corners rounded. Verso: some foxing

  • Scale: 1:10,800. Scale 300 yards to an inch.

    24.4 x 31.0 cm (neatline)

    26.9 x 33.5 cm (image)

    28.9 x 35.6 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN of the / ENCAMPMENT near SCIELDE. 25.th April / 1747. [top centre, in plain rectangular panel]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment Schilde 25 April 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top centre, ink, in Mason's hand?, crossed out and obscured by white paper strip:] From the 14: to the 28: of May 1747. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 11; [top centre, ink a cropped note, obscured by linen:] [?... ] advanced Corps when the army lay at Westmalle]; [top right, ink or black pencil, obscured by linen:] 4; [top right, ink, crossed out in red pencil, and obscured by white paper strip:] Schilde; [centre, red pencil:] 11.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A drawn Plan of the Encampment of the advanced corps of the Allied Army near Schilde. [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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