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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

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Encampment near Waalwijk and Loon op Zand, 1748

PLAN Du Camp de l’Armée Hollandois / prés de Waalwÿck et Loon opt-Zant / occupée le 30me Aout 1748 1748 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:28,000 approx. | RCIN 731044

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A map of encampment of the Dutch army near Waalwijk and Loon op Zand, 1748. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south-south-east to top (compass rose). 

Waalwijk is about 12 km (7.4 miles) west of 's-Hertogenbosch (51°41'57"N 05°18'15"E). The Dutch army in this encampment included troops from Hesse, Bavaria, Würtzburg, Hesse-Cassel, Saxe-Gotha, Wolfenbüttel, Hesse-Darmstadt, and Scotland. Drawn in a continental hand. Enclosed, cultivated ground is distinguished from open moorland; roads are coloured sepia and given direction annotations: ‘à Breda’, ‘de Capelle à Tilburg’, ‘de Heusden’, ‘de Bois le Duc’. The encampments are situated on the moorland, surrounded by cultivated land which would provide foraging, and extend across about 4 km.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Indistinct

    Mark, stamped: 758

    Condition: one fold line

  • Scale: 1:28,000 approx. Scale bar: [58 mm =] 2000 pas.

    26.9 x 34.3 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title​

    PLAN Du Camp de l’Armée Hollandois / prés de Waalwÿck et Loon opt-Zant / occupée le 30me Aout 1748. [top right, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [top right, in rectangular panel below title, a key, 1-23, to the regiments of the first and second lines. Below the key, in another rectangular panel, the note:] Le Quartiér General, du Comte Moritz de Nassau / est à Waalwÿck, les autres Generals / Hollandois à Waalwÿck et Sprang. Le Quartiér de General Hessois à Loon opt Zant.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampments at Waalwick 30 Aug.t 1748.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, red pencil:] 12/45. [top left, black pencil:] XIV/45.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Plan dessiné du Camp de l’Armée Hollandoise pres de Waalwyck et Loon opt Zand, occupé le 30 Aout 1748. [The same entry appears under the heading Waalwyck.]

  • 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)

    Waalwijk, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°40'57"N 05°04'15"E)

    Loon op Zand, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°37'39"N 05°04'30"E)

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