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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

William Eyres (d. 1764)

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

Pencil on paper | Scale: not stated. Not to scale. | RCIN 730158.d

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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.

A very rough sketch showing a projected line (it does not agree with the final alignment) running from St Peter's Fort to south of Lichtenberg Castle, which is not named. The 'Cloyster', which is drawn a little way to the north, is probably the 'Recollets' which is marked on RCIN 730159. 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].

  • William Eyres (d. 1764) (draughtsman) [bottom right, signed:] Will: Eyres.

  • Watermark: The letters GR with crown above, wreath to each side, all within a circle

    Mark, stamped: 674

    Condition: two fold lines

  • Scale: not stated. Not to scale.

    19.6 x 27.6 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


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

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, trimmed: ] [?n.]; [top, right of centre, black pencil, erased:] SPeter’s Hill; [bottom, right of centre, black pencil, erased:] VII/34 [and] XIII/[i], [h].

    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")

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

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