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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Daniel Paterson (d. 1749)

Fortification on St Peter's Hill, 1747 c.1747

Pencil on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:9,000 approx. | RCIN 730158.a

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A sketch of the proposed line at St Peter's Hill near Maastricht, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top.

This plan is a rough sketch of the area between the rivers Geer and Maas, south of St Peter's Fort, showing the projected line and its incidence with an old intrenchment to the south. Roads are sketched in and the castle of Lichtenberg (50°49'21"N 05°41'39"E) is indicated but not named. It appears to be part of the compilation materials used for Daniel Paterson's fair drawing of the area at RCIN 730159, on which the alignment of the fortified line, or intrenchment, is slightly different.

One of eight sketches of the line and encampment on the west bank of the Maas which was part of the Allied army encampments which were made to the south and east of Maastricht after the Battle of Lafelt (2 July 1747), and while the siege of Bergen op Zoom (14 July-18 September 1747) was being conducted. The geographical relationship between the camp at St Peter's Hill and the rest of the army is shown on RCIN 730142. See RCINs 730158.a-h.

All formerly contained in a rough greenish-buff paper folder: 54.4 x 31.0 cm [folded]. The George III heading is written on the front of the folder, together with an ink inscription: No. 671-678; and a black pencil note in a modern hand: (a-h) Nov '86 CMB [i.e. 1986].

  • Daniel Paterson (d. 1749) (surveyor and draughtsman) [bottom right, signed:] Dan.l Paterson.

  • Watermark: Pro Patria; countermark: crowned monogram GR

    Mark, stamped: 671

    Condition: two fold lines

  • Scale: not stated. 1:9,000 approx.

    29.8 x 40.9 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


    [bottom left, a profile of the line:] Profil. Scale: not stated. 1:326 approx.


    George III heading: S.t Peter's Hill 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] i; [top, right of centre, black pencil, erased:] St Peter’s Hill; [bottom, right of centre, black pencil, cropped:] [XII] or [VII].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Peter's Hill, S.t Eight drawn Sketches of the Works on S.t Peter's Hill near Maestricht in 1747: by Dan.l Paterson and W.m Eyres

  • 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)

    Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands (50°50'54"N 05°41'20"E)

    Sint Pietersberg, Limburg, Netherlands (50°49'15"N 05°41'08"E)

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