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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

? Caroline Frederick Scott (active 1726-d.1756)

Netherlands (North Brabant), 1748

Cantonement / july 13th / 1748 c.1748

Pencil, pen and ink on vellum | Scale: not stated. Not to scale. | RCIN 731039

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A map of the cantonment of the British troops near Eindhoven, 1748. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top. 

The attribution to Caroline Scott, who became Chief Engineer with the Madras Engineers in India, is made on stylistic grounds.
This sketch map shows the cantonments of the British troops in the Netherlands in July 1748. Regiments are named, and their former locations are indicated by white rectangles with dotted outlines.

  • ? Caroline Frederick Scott (active 1726-d.1756) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: Not applicable

    Mark, stamped: 751

    Condition: no fold lines; trimmed

  • Scale: not stated. Not to scale.

    10.4 x 20.2 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Cantonement / july 13th / 1748. [bottom centre]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Cantonments in the Netherlands 13 July 1748.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, black pencil, erased:] VII/33. [top left, black pencil, written over first inscription, also erased:] XIV/42.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Cantonment A small Plan of the Cantonment of the British Troops near Eyndhoven, 13 July 1748. drawn on vellum. [The same entry appears under the heading Netherlands.]

  • 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)

     

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