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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Order of battle, 1747, Brabant

Ordre de Battaille de L'Armée des Alliées en Brabant 1747. General en Chef S:A:R: Le Duc de Cumberland 1747 or later

Pencil, pen and ink on paper; laid down on linen | 17.2 x 22.0 cm (image) | RCIN 730092

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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. This appears to be an unfinished copy, in the same hand, of RCIN 730091.

The General Officers of the First Line are Field Marshals Prince de Waldeck and Count Bathianÿ, Generals Ligonier, Sommerfeldt, Prince Hildbourghausen, Daun, Palffÿ; Lieutenant-Generals Hawley, Albemarle, Prince de Hessen, La Lippe, Mercy, Philibert; Major-Generals Hammerstein, Yssenburg, Klinkowstrom, Wolffe, Zwivel, Leuwe, Villates, Aremberg, Bethlem, Uivary, Sincere, Puebla, Walbrun, Bournoville, Bentheim; Brigadiers Bligh, Wreden, Douglas, Price, Block, Borch, Elias, Grotenrai, Sturler.

The General Officers of the Second Line are General Gaisruck; Lieutenant-Generals Dalwig, Druchtleben, Mansbach, Smissaert, Grün, Holly; Major-Generals Bland, Montigni, Howard, Zastrow, D'Envie, Glinstra, Lindman, Wied, Haller, D'Arberg, Durlach, Winckelman, Puckou; Brigadiers Bligh, Adelepsen, Houghton, Mordaunt, Sporken, Roode van Hekeren.

The General Officers of the Third Line are Lieutenant-General Coenders; Major-Generals Canneburg, Hompesch, Mattha, Schack; Brigadiers Vrybergen, Schlippenbach, Schagen, Hoeuft van Ooyen.

The Reserve Corps is under the command of General Prince Wolffenbuttel; Lieutenant-General Kollowrath; Major-Generals Lillers, Elverfeld.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 585

    Condition: no fold lines; brown staining

  • 17.0 x 21.7 cm (neatline)

    17.2 x 22.0 cm (image)

    17.5 x 22.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ordre de Battaille de L'Armée des Alliées en Brabant 1747. [sous les ordres de] General en Chef S:A:R: Le Duc de Cumberland.

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, in rectangular 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:] Recapitulation [bottom right, an unfinished tabulation of what would have been a summary of the different pieces of field artillery of the English, Hanoverian, Hessian, Dutch and Austrian troops:] Artillerie.


    George III heading: Order of Battle 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, ink crossed out in red pencil and obscured by white paper strip:] Order of Battle; [bottom right, red pencil:] 11/6; [bottom right, black pencil:] XIII/2.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille de l'Armée des Alliées sous le Duc de Cumberland en Brabant, 1747. MS.

  • 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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