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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Caroline Frederick Scott (active 1726-d.1756)

Netherlands, 1748

Cantonment of H: M: Forces in the Low / Countrys 1748 c.1748

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: not stated. Not to scale. | RCIN 731042

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A map of the cantonments of the British troops in the Netherlands, 1748. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top. 

Shows the British quarters in North Brabant, extending from Bois le Duc ('s-Hertogenbosch 51°41'57"N 05°18'15"E) in the north to Maestricht (Maastricht 50°50'54"N 05°41'20"E) in the south, a distance of about 100 km (62 miles); and from Peer (51°07'49"N 05°27'34"E) in the west to Venlo (51°22'12"N 06°10'05"E) in the east, a distance of about 50 km (31 miles). The sketch is a crude diagram showing the relative positions of places.

  • Caroline Frederick Scott (active 1726-d.1756) (draughtsman) [following on from title:] By Co:l Caroline Scott.

  • Watermark: Indistinct: horn in crowned shield, an indistinct device below; countermark, indistinct: H R?

    Mark, stamped; 754

    Condition: one fold line; creased; foxing. Verso: induced discolouration; substantial brown discolouration and foxing; bottom, right of centre, water-stained patch from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label.

  • Scale: not stated. Not to scale.

    35.5 x 47.2 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Cantonment of H: M: Forces in the Low / Countrys 1748. [top right]

    Additional text:

    [top right, below title, a key to the letters on the map denoting the places where the British troops were quartered, including the ‘Magazines of Forrage’.]


    George III heading: Cantonments in the Netherlands 1748.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 64. [centre, red pencil:] 65.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Cantonment A drawn Plan of the Cantonment of His Majesty’s Forces in the Low Countries 1748: by Colonel Caroline Scott. [The same entry appears under the heading Netherlands.]

  • 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)


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