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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49)

Encampment at Zonhoven, 1747 c.1747

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on two pieces of paper, joined | Scale: not stated. 1:17,800 approx. | RCIN 730125

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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 attribution to Schultz is made on the basis of the George III catalogue entry, supported by stylistic characteristics. A rough sketch, not to scale and probably paced, with distances between various features, perhaps in paces, written on the map against them. It is possible that the letters ‘f’ and ‘p’ which are written in several places are annotations on land use: ‘f’ may stand for Feldt or field, while ‘p’ may represent pflügbar or arable. The old heading is written to the top of the map, above Hasselt (50°55'51"N 05°20'16"E).

  • ? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49) (surveyor and draughtsman)

  • Watermark: RYHEYT and countermark [similar to Heywood 3148] and arms of England, with countermark [Churchill 214]

    Mark, stamped: 618

    Condition: seven fold lines; formerly folded to 9.3 x 10.3 cm; worn along fold lines; surface dirt on verso; small tear to left edge and to top edge

  • Scale: not stated. 1:17,800 approx.

    32.7 x 46.7 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


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

    Other annotations: (Recto) [left, above old heading, black pencil, erased:] Encampment at Zonhoven / 27 June 1747; [left, red ink:] 10 [and] 17 [and random red ink strokes]. (Verso) rough pencil sketches of roads and camp positions, with measurements.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A drawn Sketch of the Encampment of the Allied Army at Zonhoven from the to the of June 1747, [in red ink:] by M.r Schultz. [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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