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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Eugène Henri Fricx (1644-1730)

Netherlands, 1744-6

Carte avec toutes les Campement la Battaille de / Fontenoÿ et celle de Raucoux et toutes les Retran= / chement faite par l'Armée Alliée sous le Comen= / dement de S:A:R: le Duc de Cumberland 1745 / et sous le Comendement du... 1746 or later

Engraving and etching; printed on paper; hand-coloured | Scale: 1:119,500 approx [usually given as c.1:110,000.] | RCIN 729060

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A set of 12 (sheets 3-6, 9-12, 15-18) of 24 engraved sheets of Covens and Mortier's revised (1745) publication, on the same sheetlines, of Fricx's Carte des Pays Bas et des frontières de France (Brussels, 1703-12). War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top (compass rose).

The margins of the top four sheets have been left untrimmed so that the sheet titles, imprints, and scale bars are present. From left to right, the titles and imprints are:

CARTE PARTICULIERE DES ENVIRONS DE BRUGES, OSTENDE, DAMME, L'ECLUSE ET AUTRES. / Se Vend Chez COVENS et MORTIER, A AMSTERDAM Sur la Copie de Bruxelles Chez Eugene Henry Friex nouvellement Corrigée 1745.

CARTE PARTICULIERE DES ENVIRONS D'ANVERS, GAND, HULST, ET DE TOUT LE PAYS DE WAES. ET LE MARQUISAT DU S.T EMPIRE. / Se Vend A AMSTERDAM Chez COVENS et MORTIER.

CARTE PARTICULIERE DES ENVIRONS DE LIER ET D'UNE PARTIE DE LA CAMPINE. /se Vend A AMSTERDAM Chez COVENS et MORTIER Sur la Copie de Bruxelles Par E.H. Friex.

CARTE PARTICULIERE DES ENVIRONS DE ROERMONDE, VENLO, LE MARAIS DE PEEL / se Vend A AMSTERDAM Chez COVENS et MORTIER Sur la Copie de Bruxelles Par E.H. Friex..

The sheetlines of Fricx's map are illustrated in Lemoine-Isabeau 1984, pp.86-7.

This printed map has been used as a base map on which the engineer, François Hancko, has superimposed in manuscript the encampments of the Allied army for the years 1744-6. It is one of nine sets, of varying sheet numbers, of the reissues and revised republications of Fricx's map by Crepy, or Covens and Mortier in the 1740s. The map is printed from 12 copperplates on 12 sheets of paper, not joined. The 12 sheets are trimmed to the neatline on the contiguous edges and mounted on two pieces of canvas stitched together to give the appearance of a dissected map.

  • Eugène Henri Fricx (1644-1730) (cartographer)

    Covens & Mortier : Amsterdam (Johannes Covens (1697-1774) and Cornelis Mortier (1699-1783)) (publisher)

    François Hancko (active 1741-8) (cartographer) [bottom right, below title, in black ink:] Fait par F: Hancko. Ingenieur, au Servis de Sa Majesté Britanique

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: surface dirt along left edge; trimmed to edge of image. Verso: heavy surface dirt, the pattern of dirt is consistent with the map having been stored rolled and tied and, at another time, stored folded; bottom right, water-stained patch, shadow and fragments from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label.

  • Scale: 1:119,500 approx [usually given as c.1:110,000.] Scale bar: Echelle de deux Lieues de Brabant [93 mm =].

    121.6 x 214.6 cm (image and sheet, including canvas gussets)

  • [On sheet 1, not present in this set:] [Carte des Pays-Bas et des frontières de France.] [Set comprises sheets 3-6, 9-12, 15-18.]

    Manuscript title:

    Carte avec toutes les Campement la Battaille de / Fontenoÿ et celle de Raucoux et toutes les Retran= / chement faite par l'Armée Alliée sous le Comen= / dement de S:A:R: le Duc de Cumberland 1745 / et sous le Comendement du Marechalle Wade 1744 / et sous le Comendement de S:A:R: le Duc Charles / de Loraine, et du Corps Anglois sous le Comen= / dement de S: Excell: le Chevalier de Ligonier 1746 / Toutes les Retranchement Redoute Batterie et les / Pont construit sur les Riviere ont en Rouge / et Repassé avec jaune. [a manuscript title, referring to the manuscript annotations on the map, written in red ink on a paper label pasted to the map, bottom right]

    Additional text:

    ♂: Marque et date du quartier General sont / aussi en Rouge / Les Marches sont aussi pointe en Rouge. / Les Anglois en Rouge, les Autrich: en Verd, les / Hanov: en jaune, les Hessois en pael bleu, les / Hollandois en Orange / Les François et leurs Campament en bleu. [manuscript title, following on from title]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Military.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, ink:] Carte de Flandre & Brabant avec les campemens [sic] &c.a 1744, 1745, 1746. par Hancko; [right edge, black pencil:] 8.; [right, below centre, black pencil, in Schultz's or Mason's hand]: 29; [right, below centre, blue biro on 1980s red-printed Royal Library label:] IX 60 Netherlands [crossed out:] Fontenoy; [bottom, right of centre, red pencil, in Schultz's or Mason's hand]: 29; [bottom, right of centre, ink, crossed out in red:] Theatre Netherlands

    K. Mil. Dummy sheet:

    Title [ink:] 12 sheets of Covens and Mortier's Edition of Friex's Map of the Netherlands; with the Encampments, / the Battles of Fontenoy and Raucoux, the Intrenchments made by the Allied Army under the / command of the Duke of Cumberland 1745; and under the command of Marshal Wade 1744; / under the command of Prince Charles of Lorraine, and the English Corps under the command / of General Ligonier 1746: by Hancko MS. / A Roll ..... [black pencil:] 1 Table 2.d / [red ink:] Encampments in the Netherlands 1745 - 1746 [black pencil, in a less neat hand:] Other Copies of this Map. Geography CII/39 / [black pencil, in a modern hand:] Oversize.
    Watermark: fleur-de-lys in shield, crown above, the enscrolled letter W below.
    Size: 48.1 x 33.2 cm (sheet) [this is a larger dummy sheet than usual.]

    George III catalogue entry:

    Netherlands 12 Sheets of Covens and Mortier's Edition of Friex's Map of the Netherlands; with the Encampments, the Battles of Fontenoy and Raucoux, the Intrenchments made by the Allied Army under the command of the Duke of Cumberland, 1745: and under the command of Marshal Wade, 1744: under the command of Prince Charles of Lorraine and the English Corps under the command of General Ligonier, 1746: by Hancko. MS.

  • 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)

    Brabant [Belgium]

    Flanders [Belgium]

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    C. Lemoine-Isabeau, Les militaires et la cartographie des Pays-Bas méridionaux et de la Principauté de Liège à la fin du XVIIe et au XVIIIe siècle, Brussels, 1984

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