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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Nevil Tatton (active 1744-75)

Encampment at Soignies, 1745

PLAN / Du Campement de Soignies, / de l'Armée des Allies sous le Commande- / = ment de S:A:R: Monseigneur Le Duc / de Cumberland / Depuis le 2.e jusqu'au 5.me May de l Année 1745 1745 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:21,200 approx. | RCIN 729081

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army at Soignies, 2-5 May 1745. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top (cardinal points).

There is no evidence, other than the note in the old catalogue entry, for the attribution of the source of this map to Schultz.

The regimental rectangles are coloured according to nationality; there is no key to the colours, nor are the regiments named. It is probable, based on the colours used by Schultz on other maps and orders of battle, that the British are in red, Dutch in orange, Hanoverian in yellow, and Austrians in green. The camp extends for a distance of about 5 km (3 miles) from Neufville (Neufvilles 50°34'15"N 04°00'01"E) to the south of Soignies.

  • Nevil Tatton (active 1744-75) (draughtsman) [bottom right, inside neatline:] N: Tatton.

    ? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49) (surveyor)

  • Watermark: Pro Patria; countermark: the letters GR, wreath to each side, crown above all within a circle

    Mark, stamped: 423

    Condition: no fold lines; pin pricks in each corner. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:21,200 approx. Scale bar: Echelle dune Demi Lieüe [114 mm =].

    24.0 x 28.9 cm (image)

    23.5 x 28.2 cm (neatline)

    26.4 x 31.1 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN / Du Campement de Soignies, / de l'Armée des Allies sous le Commande- / = ment de S:A:R: Monseigneur Le Duc / de Cumberland / Depuis le 2.e jusqu'au 5.me May de l Année 1745. [bottom left, in rectangular panel]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment at Soignies 2 - 5 May 1745.

    Other annotations (Recto) [bottom left, black pencil:] VI/8; [top right, black pencil, in Schultz's or Mason's hand?:] 32. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Soignies Plan dessiné du Campement de l'Armée des Alliés sous le commandement du Duc de Cumberland a Soignies depuis le 2 jusqu'au 5 May 1745: par [in red ink:] M. Schultz, copié par [black ink:] N. Tatton. [The same entry appears under the heading Encampment.]

  • 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)

    Soignies, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°34'44"N 04°04'16"E)

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