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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49)

Encampment at Soignies, 1745

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

Pen, ink and watercolour on thin tracing paper, laid down on paper | Scale: 1:21,200 approx. | RCIN 729082

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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). The attribution to Schultz is made on stylistic grounds.

The map is unfinished. Some of 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, Hanoverian in yellow, 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.

This appears to be a preliminary sketch for the more finished map of the same encampment at RCIN 729081.

  • George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 424

    Condition: no fold lines

  • Scale: 1:21,200 approx. Scale bar: Echelle d'une Demi-Lieüe [114 mm =].

    23.5 x 28.3 cm (image and neatline)

    24.9 x 29.6 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

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

    Annotations:

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

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil, cropped:] [32?]. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Soignies [Another copy of D.o [i.e. of RCIN 729081.] [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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