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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 Liège and Maastricht, 1747 (Liège, Walloon Region, Belgium) 50°38'00"N 05°34'00"E; (Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands) 50°50'54"N 05°41'20"E


Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper. The map consists of at least 14 different pieces of paper which are joined together. | Scale: Scale bar: A Scale of 6000 common Paces [= 156 mm]. | RCIN 730142

A map of the encampments of the French and Allied armies from 3 July until entering winter quarters on 5 October, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48) Oriented with west to top (compass rose).

The attribution to Schultz, made in the old catalogue entry, is confirmed on stylistic grounds. A key to the colouring is given in a plain rectangular panel, bottom right: Austrians (green); English (red); Dutch (orange); Hanoverian (yellow); Hessian (dark blue). A plain rectangular panel, bottom left, has been left blank, perhaps for the later insertion of text. These encampments were formed the day after the Battle of Lafelt (2 July 1747) and lasted until the army went into winter quarters in early October.

Condition: multiple fold lines, several old repairs to tears on verso.
  • ? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49) (surveyor and draughtsman)


    Army-Allied army (War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-48)
  • Watermark: Several watermarks on different sheets of paper: horn in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending ‘L V GERREVINK’ below; Amsterdam coat of arms; fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below; the letters GR within a crowned wreath inside a circle; fleur-de-lys; Pro Patria in double circle; I VILLEDARY

    Mark, stamped: 633

    Condition: multiple fold lines, several old repairs to tears on verso

  • Scale: Scale bar: A Scale of 6000 common Paces [= 156 mm].

    41.2 x 137.9 cm (neatline)

    43.5 x 138.5 cm (image)

    45.5 x 140.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    A PLAN of the Course of the River MAESE and the adjacent Country, / from LIEGE down to RECKHEIM below MAESTRICHT; / Together with the Situation of the different INCAMPMENTS of the ARMY of the ALLIES along the said River, / under the Command of His Royal Highness The DUKE of CUMBERLAND, in the Year 1747 [top centre]


    George III heading: Encampments between Liege and Maestricht 3 July – 5 Oct.1747.

    Other inscriptions: (Recto) none. (Verso) [right of centre, red pencil:] 30; [right of centre, black pencil: sketches of another map and a compass rose]; [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] 30; [bottom, left of centre, black pencil, erased and partly legible:] X/[?]; [left edge, red pencil:] La Meuse depart Mastricht jusqu'a Liege; [top left, black pencil:] Hocht.

    George III catalogue:

    Liege A drawn Plan of the Course of the River Maese and the adjacent Country from Liege down to Reckheim below Maestricht; together with the Situation of the different Encampments of the Army of the Allies along the said River under the command of the Duke of Cumberland, from the 3.d of July to the of Oct.r 1747, [in red ink:] by M.r Schultz. [The same entry appears under the heading Maestricht.]

  • Subject(s)

    Liège, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°38'00"N 05°34'00"E)

    Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands (50°50'54"N 05°41'20"E)

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  • 25 May 2024