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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Anonymous

Gavere, 1744

Plan. / Von dem arder Schelde belegenen / Dorffe Gabern, nebst den Strom / gelegten Ponton Brücke / und da vor aufgefuhrten / tete du Pont 1744 or later

Pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:4,360 approx. | RCIN 729007.e

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A plan of the reinforcement of the village of Gavere on the Scheldt, 1 and 2 June 1744. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top (cardinal points).

This is one of a set of six encampment maps of which the first one is missing (not present when catalogued in the early nineteenth century); see RCINs 729007.a-f. The accompanying journal (RCIN 729007.a) notes that 'Le 6me [de Juin] le poste de Gavern fut renforcer jusqu'a deux cent / hommes, l'on traia une Tete de pont pour couvrir les deux pont de pontoons qui furent commence le meme jours dant le Vil= / lage vid: plan N.o5...' followed by a further description of the post.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: English coat of arms

    Mark, stamped: 358

    Condition: no fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:4,360 approx. Scale bars: Plan: Mastab von 300 Schridt [55 mm =].

    13.7 x 23.8 cm (image)

    13.4 x 23.6 cm (neatline)

    15.3 x 25.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan. / Von dem arder Schelde belegenen / Dorffe Gabern, nebst den Strom / gelegten Ponton Brücke / und da vor aufgefuhrten / tete du Pont. [top left, in rectangular panel]

    Manuscript title:

    No: 5. [top right, outside border]

    Inset:

    [bottom, below plan in rectangular panel, a section showing the fortified line and pontoon bridge across the Scheldt.] Scale: 1:521 approx. Scale bar: Maastab zum Profill 100 fuss Calenb. [56 mm =].

    Additional text:

    [left, in title panel, a key, A-I to significant points on the plan.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampments in the Netherlands 1744.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil, erased:] IX/[?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Netherlands A Journal of the Campaign of 1744, with five Plans of the Encampments &.c of the Allied Army in the Netherlands. MS. [The same entry appears under the heading Encampment.]

  • 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)

    Gavere, Flanders, Belgium (50°55'45"N 03°39'42")

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