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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Order of battle, 1747, BrabantOrder of battle, 1747, Brabant

Ordre de Battaille de L'Armée des Alliees en Braband l'Ann 1747 S:A:R: Le Duc de Cumberland 1747 or later

Pencil, pen and ink on paper; laid down on linen | 24.1 x 38.6 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 730091

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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 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, Ysenburg, Klinkowstrom, Wolffe, Zwivel, Leuwe, Villates, Aremberg, Bethlen, Uivary, Sincere, Puebla, Walbrun, Bournonville, 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, Puckow; Brigadiers Bligh, Adelepsen, Houghton, Mordaunt, Sporken, Roode van Heekeren.

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: IV

    Mark, stamped: 584

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 24.1 x 38.6 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

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

    Additional text:

    Recapitulation. [bottom left, a summary of the numbers of English, Hanoverian, Hessian, Dutch and Austrian squadrons and battalions of the first and second lines and the reserve]


    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; [top right, ink, in Schultz's hand?, obscured by linen:] Ordre de Battaille en Brabant 1747; [bottom right, red pencil:] 11/7; [bottom right, black pencil, erased:] XIII/8.

    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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