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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Daniel Paterson (d. 1749)

Encampment at Schilde, 1747

PLAN of the ENCAMPMENT of the ALLIED ARMY at SCHILDE by D. Paterson c.1747

Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on two pieces of linen sewn together | Scale: 1:47,800 approx. | RCIN 730109

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

This map covers a greater area than those at RCINs 730107-8, and extends from Braxgratten (Brasschat 51°17'28"N 04°29'30"E) in the north to Lier (51°07'52"N 04°34'13"E) in the south, and from Borsbeck (Borsbeek 51°11'47"N 04°29'07"E) in the west to Op d' Lucht north-east of St Antoine in the east, a north-south distance of about 20 km (12.4 miles). None of the regiments is named and they are amalgamated into groups, coloured according to nationality: British (red); Hanoverian (yellow); Hessian (pale blue); Dutch (orange), and Austrians (green). The headquarters of the principal commanding officers are marked.

  • Daniel Paterson (d. 1749) (draughtsman) [top right, following on from title:] by D. Paterson.

  • Watermark: Countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 603

    Condition: one fold line; trimmed after laying down on linen and corners rounded; foxing and surface dirt top right edge; ink smudges to title. Verso: foxing; top left water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:47,800 approx. Scale bar: Scale of Miles [101 mm =] 3.

    30.3 x 49.8 cm (neatline)

    32.5 x 50.2 cm (image)

    36.0 x 53.3 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN of the ENCAMPMENT of the ALLIED ARMY at SCHILDE by D. Paterson. [top, across top of map, outside border]


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

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 13; [top right, black pencil, crossed out, obscured by linen:] 4; [bottom right, black pencil:] 1747; [bottom right, ink or black pencil, obscured by linen:] [J?]; [centre, red pencil:] 13.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A drawn Plan of the Encampment of the Allied Army at Schilde in May 1747: by D. Paterson Eng.r [The same entry appears under the heading Schilde.]

  • 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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