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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Anonymous

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

Pencil, pen and ink on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:8,300 approx. | RCIN 730158.g

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

A drawing of the intrenched line at St Peter's Hill. The shape of the line is not entirely consistent with the portrayal on RCIN 730159; the circles in the ground within the line, to the south of Lichtenberg Castle (not named), probably represent chalk or lime pits.There is no explanation to the letters on the map.

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].

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Pro Patria

    Mark, stamped: 677

    Condition: two fold lines

  • Scale: not stated. 1:8,300 approx.

    18.2 x 26.1 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title

    Annotations:

    George III heading: S.Peter's Hill 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, black pencil, cropped:] [?]I/[?]

    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 Eng.rs

  • 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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