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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Meuse north of Visé, 1747

Scetch of the River from / the Castle of Coster to Viset 1747 or later

Pencil, pen and ink on paper | Scale: 1:16,600 approx. | RCIN 730164

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A sketch of the posts and intrenchments along the River Meuse between Visé and Castle Coster, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top.

This rough sketch extends from Castle Coster (probably the site of Caster at approximately 50°48'29"N 05°41'17"E) in the north to Visé in the south. Four fords are shown across the Meuse; these were not shown on RCIN 730162 which shows fords in different locations.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys; countermark: IV

    Mark stamped: 684

    Condition: one fold line; offsetting on verso from title panel

  • Scale: 1:16,600 approx. Scale bar: [97 mm =] 1 Mile.

    19.2 x 56.6 cm (image and neatline)

    20.5 x 57.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Scetch of the River from / the Castle of Coster to Viset. [top left, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [top left, below title, in title panel, a key, a-c, to the locations of the posts along the river, the entrenchments, and the fords across the Meuse.]


    George III heading: Posts on the Meuse in 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top, right of centre, black pencil, cropped and erased, now illegible: old numbering systems.]

    George III catalogue entry:

    Meuse A drawn Plan of the Posts and Intrenchments along the River Meuse from the Castle of Coster to Viset in 1747.

  • 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)

    Visé, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°44'15"N 05°41'56"E)

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