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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Encampment at Zonhoven, 1747 1747 or later

Pencil, pen and ink on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: not stated. Not to scale. | RCIN 730126

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army at Zonhoven, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south to top.

The area covered extends from Hauthalen (Houthalen 51°02'03"N 05°22'27"E) in the north to Hasselt (50°55'51"N 05°20'16"E), and Curingen (Kuringen 50°56'39"N 05°17'56"E) in the south, and from Herckenrode (Herkenrode 50°57'00"N 05°16'00"E) Abbey in the west to Dippenbeck (Diepenbeek 50°54'27"N 05°25'07"E) in the east. Heathland is annotated Bruyeres.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Countermark: L V G

    Mark, stamped: 619

    Condition: two fold lines; trimmed after being laid down on linen; some foxing on verso

  • Scale: not stated. Not to scale.

    18.7 x 30.8 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


    George III heading: Encampment at Zonhoven 27 - 29 June 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil:] 36; [top right, black pencil:] 98. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] VII/21; [top left, black pencil:] XIII/34-6; [top left, ink, obscured by linen:] 98; [top, right of centre, ink, obscured by linen:] Plan / d'une Camp sur les bruyeres / près Hasselt a Zonhoven / &c. 26. Juin 1747; [top right, ink, crossed out in red pencil and obscured by a white paper strip:] Zonhoven.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A drawn Sketch of the Encampment of the Allied Army at Zonhoven from the to the of June 1747.

  • 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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