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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 Hocht, 1747 (Hocht, Flanders, Belgium) 50°53'53"N 05°41'13"E


Pencil, pen, brown and black ink and watercolour on paper; some pricking through | Scale: 1:14,300 approx. | RCIN 730180.a

A map of encampment of the British army at Hoighten, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north-north-west to top (compass rose).

The present-day topography in this area has been changed considerably by the canalisation of the Maas, but the identification of 'Hoighten' with Hocht country house seems secure given its position in relation to Peterson Church (identified with Domein Pietersheim at grid reference 871421 on sheet 34 of 1:50,000 series M737 ed.1 1995) and Lonaken (i.e. Lanaken).

The encamped regiments are: First Line: Scots Greys, Rothes (John Leslie, 10th Earl of Rothes KT), Howard, Dejean (Louis or Lewis Dejean, 37th Foot), Crawford (John Lindsay, 20th Earl of Crawford, 25th Foot), Johnson (Lt Gen John Johnson, 33rd Foot), Campbell, Cope, Rich. Second Line: Pultney (General the Hon. Harry Pulteney, 13th Foot), Conway (Field Marshal the Hon. Henry Seymour Conway, 48th Foot), Artillery, Douglas, Fleming (Major-General James Fleming, 36th Foot), Huske (General John Huske, 23rd Foot).

Condition: flat, no fold lines.

One of a set of seven plans of encampments together with an order of battle by Daniel Paterson; all stitched together along the left edge (see RCINs 730180.a-h).
  • Daniel Paterson (d. 1749) (draughtsman) [bottom right, outside border:] D.P.



  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 703

    Condition: flat, no fold lines.

  • Scale: 1:14,300 approx. Scale bar: [32 mm =] 500 yards.

    11.9 x 27.0 cm (neatline)

    12.9 x 27.3 cm (image)

    15.3 x 29.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN of the ENCAMPMENT of the BRITISH at HOIGHTEN 1747. [top, across top of map, outside border]


    George III heading: Encampments and Order of Battle of the British Troops in the Netherlands 14-26 Oct.r 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, ink, in Schultz's or Mason's hand:] No 1. (Verso) [top left, black pencil, in Schultz's or Mason's hand:] VII/49; [top left, black pencil, on top of the other:] XIII/60-k.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Seven drawn Plans of the Encampments of the British Troops of the Allied Army in the Netherlands in marching into winter quarters, from Hoighten near Maestricht, the, to Ter Heyden near Breda the of Oct.r 1747: with the order of Battle of the Troops on their March; by D.l Paterson Eng.r [The same entry appears under the headings Order of Battle and Netherlands.]

  • Subject(s)

    Hocht, Flanders, Belgium (50°53'53"N 05°41'13"E)

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  • 23 May 2024