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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

William Eyres (d. 1764)

Encampment of the Allied army at Westmalle, 1747

April 27: to May 14: 1747. / Sketch of the Encampment of / the Allied / ARMY c.1747

Ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on two pieces of linen sewn together | Scale: 1:12,000 approx. | RCIN 730103

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army at Westmalle, 27 April-14 May 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top (compass rose).

None of the individual regiments is shown or named; they are amalgamated in groups and are coloured according to nationality: British (red); Austrians (green); Hanoverians (light yellow); Dutch (dark yellow); Hessians (pale blue). The area covered extends from Brecht (51°21'00"N 04°38'17"E) and St Lenaert (Sint-Lenaarts 51°20'55"N 04°40'48"E) in the north to St Antoine (Sint-Antonius 51°16'00"N 04°38'19"E) in the south-west and Zoersel (51°16'05"N 04°42'46"E) in the south.

  • William Eyres (d. 1764) (surveyor and draughtsman) [bottom right of title panel:] Will: Eyres Eng.r.

  • Watermark: Countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 597

    Condition: five fold lines; ink border smudged. Verso: foxing; top left, water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:12,000 approx. Scale bar: [76 mm =] 1000 yards.

    35.5 x 52.0 cm (neatline)

    35.5 x 52.0 cm (image)

    37.0 x 53.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    April 27: to May 14: 1747. / Sketch of the Encampment of / the Allied / ARMY. [bottom right, in rectangular panel]


    George III heading: Encampment at Westmalle 27 April - 14 May 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil:] 3[?8 or s]; [above title in title box, ink, in Schultz's or Mason's hand:] April 27: to May 14: 1747. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 7; [top right, ink crossed out in red pencil, obscured by white paper strip:] Westmael; [centre, red pencil:] 7.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A drawn Plan of the Encampment of the Allied Army at Westmalle fron the of April to the of May 1747: by W.m Eyres Eng.r [The same entry appears under the heading Westmalle.]

  • 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)

    Westmalle (Flanders, Belgium) 51°17'51"N 04°41'24"E

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