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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49)

Encampments at Westmalle and Schilde, 1747 c.1747

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on eleven irregularly shaped pieces of thin paper, joined; some pricking through | Scale: not stated. 1:21,500 approx. | RCIN 730104

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A map of the encampments of the Allied army at Westmalle and Schilde, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north-west to top (cardinal point).

The attribution to Schultz is made on the basis of the George III catalogue entry and on the style of drawing.

An amalgamation of several separate field sketches which have been cut and pasted to form a map on one sheet of the two encampments at Westmalle and Schilde. The basic topographical detail has been enlarged from a printed base map, such as those by George Fricx. The sketch is annotated with the word bruyeres to indicate heathland. There are some indications, over the face of the map, of a north point. These all point, today, to west-north west. The regimental rectangles are annotated with the name of the regiment and are coloured according to nationality: British (red), Hanoverian (yellow); Hessian (blue); Dutch (orange), and Austrian (green).

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

  • Watermark: Horn in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 598

    Condition: the whole with two fold lines; individual pieces are each creased and folded which were acquired before being pasted to the others; this has the appearance of field plane table sheets subsequently joined together; small tears and a piece missing from the bottom edge; detail trimmed from all four edges. Verso: surface dirt; brown discolouration; induced discolouration

  • Scale: not stated. 1:21,500 approx.

    55.6 x 67.2 cm (image, neatline and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


    George III heading: Encampments at Westmalle 27 April - 14 May 1747 and at Schilde 14 - 28 May 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [left, above centre, black pencil:] Westmael.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Westmalle A drawn Sketch of the Encampment of the Allied Army at Westmalle from the of April to the of May: and at Schilde from the to the of May 1747. [in red ink:] by M.r Schultz. [The same entry appears under the headings Encampment and Schilde.]

  • 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)

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

    Schilde (Flanders, Belgium) 51°14'27"N 04°35'00"E

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