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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Daniel Paterson (d. 1749)

French encampments at Fromont and Pavé, 1747 c.1747

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: general map: 1:30,400. | RCIN 730160

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A map of the French encampment and fortification at Fromont, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top (cardinal points).

The area around the former settlement of Fromont appears, today, to be the site of opencast mineral excavation. These French camps were occupied until the beginning of October 1747.

The map coverage extends from Bassenge (50°45'31"N 05°36'35"E) in the north to Hermall (Hermalle-sous-Argenteau 50°42'44"N 05°40'39"E) in the south, and from Pave (Paifve 50°43'41"N 05°31'24"E) and Frere (Vreren 50°45'06"N 05°29'45"E) in the west to Viset (Visé 50°44'15"N 05°41'56"E) in the east.

  • Daniel Paterson (d. 1749) (draughtsman)

    William Green (1725-1811) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, the letters VD L below

    Mark, stamped: 680

    Condition: one fold line; small tear to right edge. Verso: induced discolouration; top left, water-stained patch, shadow and ghosting from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: general map: 1:30,400. Scale bar: [53 mm =] 1 Mile. Encampment map: 1:7,000. [26 mm =] 200 yards. Profile: 1:230. [26 mm =] 20 Feet.

    33.9 x 51.8 cm (image of whole map)

    18.5 x 51.0 cm (neatline of general map)

    15.1 x 37.4 cm (neatline of encampment map)

    14.5 x 13.6 cm (neatline of profile)

    36.2 x 52.9 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


    George III heading: Encampment at Fromont 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil [in Schultz's or Mason's hand]:] 38; [top right, black pencil:] French camps opposite Richel 1747; [centre, red pencil:] 38.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Fromont A drawn Plan of the Encampment of part of the French army at Fromont near Viset in 1747: by W.m Green and D. Paterson

  • 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)

    Fromont, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°44'55"N 05°39'05"E)

    Paifve, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°43'41"N 05°31'24"E)

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