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War of the Austrian Succession (1740-8)

Includes much of the mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, as Captain General of the British army


Map of encampment at Feldkirchen, 1745 (Feldkirchen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) 50°27'00"N 07°25'00"E

1745 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. | RCIN 729076.b

A map of the encampment of the Allied army (Austrian, Hanoverian and Dutch) under the command of Duke d'Arenberg, at Feldkirchen, 17-23 May 1745. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south-east to top (cardinal points with magnetic north).

The area covered, in present-day Rhineland-Palatinate, extends from Leidestorff (Leutesdorf (50°27'00"N 07°23'00"E) in the north-west to Weissenthurmer Werth island in the Rhine (50°25'00"N 07°28'00"N) in the south-east, and from Andernach (50°26'00"N 07°24'00"E) in the south-west, to Rohtenbach (50°28'00"N 07°26'00"E) in the north-east. The Hanoverian Headquarters are shown at Neuwitt (Neuwied 50°26'00"N 07°28'00"E).

Austrian troops are shown in green, Hanoverian in red, and Dutch in yellow.

The three items at RCINs 729076.a-c were formerly housed in a buff rag paper folder which had the George III heading on the front: 'Encampments of Feldt-kirchen and Mulickhoven and Journal of the operations of the Allied Army from the April to the May 1745'. An ink inscription: 'No.s 418-420' refers to the numbers stamped in black on the items; the black pencil inscription '(a-c) CMB Nov'86' [i.e. 1986] is written below the George III heading in a modern hand.

  • JH Treu (active 1744-5) (draughtsman and surveyor) [bottom centre, inside neatline:] J.H. Treu / levé.


    Army-Allied army (War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-48)
  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys; countermark: C & I HONIG

    Mark, stamped: 419

    Condition: four fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: not stated. Scale bar: no values. 1:21,400 approx.

    41.7 x 33.9 cm (image)

    39.8 x 33.3 cm (neatline)

    43.8 x 36.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan du Camp de Feldt-kirchen / que l'armée des Alliéez occupa le 17me jusqu'au / 23m Maÿ 1745. [top, left of centre]

    Manuscript title:

    Litt: B. [top right, outside border]

    Additional text:

    Explication. [bottom left, in irregularly-shaped panel, a key, A-I, K-Q, to the locations of the Austrian, Hanoverian and Dutch troops, their respective headquarters, boat and pontoon bridges, flying bridge, route taken by the army on leaving camp, road taken by four battalions under the orders of General Soubiron in order to cover the march, and the placing of two regiments to cover or defend the Hanoverian HQ]


    George III heading: Encampment at Feldt-kirchen 17-23 [or 26] May 1745.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, red pencil:] 9/41; [bottom left, black pencil:] X/66.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Feldt-kirchen Journal manuscrit des Operations de l'Armée des Alliés depuis le 29 Avril jusqu'au 31 May 1745. Plan dessiné du Camp de Feldt-kirchen que l'Armée des Alliés occupa depuis le 17 jusqu'au 23 May 1745: par I.H. Treu. Plan dessiné du Camp de Mulickhoven que l'Armée des Alliés occupa le 25 May 1745; par I.C. Treu. [The same entry appears under the headings Encampment and Mulickhoven.]

  • Subject(s)

    Feldkirchen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (50°27'00"N 07°25'00"E)

Page revisions

  • 5 June 2024