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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Order of battle, 1747, Brabant

Ordre de Battaille de l'Armee des Alliees en Braband l'Ann 1747 1747 or later

Pencil, pen and ink on paper; laid down on card | 19.3 x 31.8 cm (image) | RCIN 730090

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An order of battle of the Allied army under the command of the Duke of Cumberland in Brabant, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

The names of all the commanding officers are given down to squadron/battalion level, together with the numbers of squadrons/battalions of each regiment. The General Officers of the First Line are Field Marshals Prince Waldeck and Count Bathiany, Generals Ligonier, Sommerfeldt, Prince Hilburgshausen, Daun, Palphi; Lieutenant-Generals Hawley, Albemarle, Prince de Hessen, La Lippe, Mercy, Philibert; Major-Generals Hammerstein, Ysenburg, Klinckaustrom, Wolff, Zwivel, Leuwe, Villates, Aremberg, Betlem, Uwary, Sincere, Publa, Walbrun, Bournonville, Bentheim; Brigadiers Bligh, Wrede, Duglas, Price, Block, Borck, Elias, Grotenray, Stürler.

The General Officers of the Second Line are General Geisrügg; Lieutenant-Generals Dalwig, Druchtleben, Mansbach, Smissaert, Grün, Holli; Major-Generals Bland, Montigny, Howard, Zastrow, D'Envie, Glinstra, Lindmann, Wied, Haller, D'Arberg, Durlach, Winckelmann, Bucco; Brigadiers Bligh, Adelebsen, Houghton, Mordaunt, Sporcken, Roode v. Heckern.

The Reserve Corps is under the command of General Prince Wolffenbüttel; Lieutenant-Generals Kollowrath, Coenders; Major-Generals Lillers, Elberfeldt, Cannenburg, Hompetsch, Mattha, Schack; Brigadiers Gredler, Henley, Würtem, Vrijberg, Schlippenbach, Schagen, Heuöfft.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Order of battle: none visible. Mount: fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, the letters L V [G] below; countermark: IV.

    Mark, stamped: 583

    Condition: two fold lines; worn along central horizontal fold; surface dirt

  • 19.3 x 31.8 cm (image)

    22.9 x 35.2 cm (mount)

    20.6 x 32.6 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ordre de Battaille de l'Armee des Alliees en Braband l'Ann 1747.

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, in irregularly-shaped panel, a summary of the numbers of English, Hanoverian, Hessian, Dutch and Austrian squadrons and battalions of the first and second lines and the reserve.] [Bottom right, a summary of the numbers of English, Hanoverian, Hessian, Dutch and Austrian 3-, 6-, and 12-pounders, howitzers, mortars and pontoons.]


    George III heading: Order of Battle 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [black pencil annotations to the Corps de Reserve]. (Verso) [top left, ink:] X; [bottom left, black pencil, erased:] Order of Battle; [bottom right, red pencil:] 11/[?8]; [bottom right, black pencil:] XIII/4.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille de l'Armée Alliée aux Pais Bas sous les ordres du Duc de Cumberland en 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)


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