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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Anonymous

Encampment at Zonhoven, 1746

Plan / Du Campament des Armees des / Allieés á Sandhowen du 25.m jusq: / au 26. Iuly Anō 1746. sous Le Com: / mendement. d’ S: A: R: le Prince Char: d’ Lorreine 1746 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:42,000 approx. | RCIN 730054

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army, under the command of Prince Charles of Lorraine, 25-26 July 1746. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south to top.

This campsite was located between Hasselt and Zonhoven. Regimental rectangles are coloured, probably according to nationality, and are annotated with the names of the commanding officers.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: [? Lion rampant with spear in circle with ruled background]

    Mark, stamped: 548

    Condition: no fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration; fragments of paper are pasted to each corner, as if the item was formerly laid down on a larger sheet

  • Scale: not stated. 1:42,000 approx.

    15.9 x 27.3 cm (neatline)

    16.2 x 27.5 cm (image)

    17.5 x 28.9 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan / Du Campament des Armees des / Allieés á Sandhowen du 25.m jusq: / au 26. Iuly Anō 1746. sous Le Com: / mendement. d’ S: A: R: le Prince Char: d’ Lorreine. [bottom left, in scroll]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment at Zonhoven 25 - 26 July 1746.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [centre, red pencil:] 49.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Plan dessiné du Campement des Armées des Alliées sous le Prince Charles de Lorraine a Zonhoven depuis le 25 jusqu’au 26 Juillet 1746. [The same entry appears under the heading Zonhoven.]

  • 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)

    Zonhoven (Flanders, Belgium) 50°59'26"N 05°22'05"E

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