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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Order of battle, 1746, Allied army

Ordre de Bataille de l'Armeè Allieè, au Mais du Maÿ 1746 c.1746

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | 24.0 x 38.4 cm (image) | RCIN 730035

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An order of battle of the Allied army in May 1746. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

Regimental rectangles are coloured according to nationality of the troops: British (red); Austrians (green); Hanoverians (yellow); Hessians (blue).

The General Officers of the First Line, under the command of General Feldmarechaux Prince de Waldeck and the Comte de Bathÿani are Feld Zeugmeister Prince de Birckenfeldt, Sommerfeld, Geisrüg; Feldmarchal Lieutenant Couenders, Schwartzenberg, Smitsaert, Grüne, Holli; General Major Schack, Mattha, Veldmann, Zoute, Haller, Arberg, Gemmingen, Dalwig, Montignie, Rothes, Walbrun, Radicati; Brigadiers Hoeft, Schagen, Rohde, Spoërcken.

The General Officers of the Second Line are Feld Zeugmeister Prince de Wolfenbüttell Feldt Marchal Lieutenants Kolowrath, Prizikouskÿ; General Majors Hompesch, Caneburg, Glinstra, Zastrow, Bethlem, Lillers, Sincere, Isenburg, Bournonville; Brigadiers Schlippenbach, Vriebergen, Borch, Adelepsen, Bligh.

The Reserve Corps is commanded by Feld Marschal Lieutenant Baroniaÿ and General Major Morotz.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: I VILLEDARY

    Mark stamped: 513

    Condition: five fold lines; surface dirt along left edge of recto; bottom right corner cut off diagonally. Verso: surface dirt along left and right edges; induced discolouration

  • 24.0 x 38.4 cm (image)

    27.0 x 42.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ordre de Bataille de l'Armeè Allieè, au Mais du Maÿ 1746.

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, a summary of the total numbers of battalions and squadrons, etc.]


    George III heading: Order of Battle May 1746.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, red pencil:] 10/33 [the ‘33’ is crossed out in black pencil]; [top left, black pencil:] XII/33.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille de l’Armée Alliée sous le Prince de Waldeck et le Comte de Bathyani au mois de Mai 1746.

  • 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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