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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

? François Hancko (active 1741-8)

Encampment at Terheijden, 1746

Plan du Campement de l’Armeé Alliez / a Terheyhe prés de Breda le 22.e Maÿ: 1746 1746 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on thin paper | Scale: 1:33,700 approx. | RCIN 730042

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army at Terheijden on 22 May 1746. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top.

A detailed topographical map showing roads, settlements, drainage, marshes and the extended lines of encampments of the Allied army to the north of Breda. The attribution to Hancko is made on stylistic grounds.

  • François Hancko (active 1741-8) (surveyor and draughtsman)

  • Watermark: Horn on crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending GR [and] J HONIG / & / ZOON; countermark: HR

    Mark, stamped: 519

    Condition: seven fold lines; formerly folded to 11.2 x 6.7 cm; trimmed: an inscription in the cartographer's hand, below bottom border, has been cropped, it finishes: [S.M. Britannique]; a piece has been removed from the top right corner by a diagonal cut. Verso: four old repairs have been made by pasting thin paper to the verso; induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:33,700 approx. Scale bar: Echelle d'une Lieux de Brabant [165 mm =].

    29.1 x 37.0 cm (neatline)

    29.9 x 37.9 cm (image)

    30.2 x 38.3 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan du Campement de l’Armeé Alliez / a Terheyhe prés de Breda le 22.e Maÿ: 1746. [top left, inside neatline]

    Additional text:

    [below title:] N:B: par les Ecluses pres de Geertruÿdenberg on peut / inonder le Paÿ jusques aux Retrenchements de l’aile gauche [followed by a key to the colours on the map:] Les Anglois en Rouge / Les Autrichiens en bleu / Les Hanoveriens en jaune / Les Hessois en Verd / Les Hollandois en Orange / Les Housardt et autres Troupes irreguliers / sont a Hoogstraten en aux Environs.


    George III heading: Encampment at Ter Heyden 22 May 1746.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] XII/28.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Ter-Heyden Plan dessiné du Campement de l’Armée Alliée a Terheyde pres de Breda le 22 Mai 1746. [The same entry appears under the heading Encampments.]

  • 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)

    Terheijden (North Brabant, Netherlands) 51°38'36"N 04°45'15"E

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