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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Anonymous

Order of battle, 1747, Low Countries

Projet / d'une Ordre de Battaille de l'Armée Aliée en Pais bas sous les Ordres de Son Altesse / Royale Monseignr le Duc de Cumberland pour l'Anné 1747 c.1747

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper, laid down on card | 36.5 x 23.2 cm (image) | RCIN 730088

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Diagrams showing three different orders of battle of the Allied army under the command of the Duke of Cumberland, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

The Imperial, Dutch, Hanoverian, Hessian and British troops are organised in three different orders of battle, each of two lines with a reserve, to be adopted according to different circumstances. The first arrangement is according to the rank; the second and third arrangements make alternative adjustments to the first in order to counter the disproportionate positioning of the cavalry between the two wings - the right wing being stronger than the left.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: None visible on sheet; mount: fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ below

    Mark, stamped: 581

    Condition: no fold lines; ink smudges and abrasions where errors have been scraped out; surface dirt

  • 36.1 x 22.7 cm (neatline)

    36.5 x 23.2 cm (image)

    41.8 x 28.0 cm (mount)

    38.6 x 25.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Projet / d'une Ordre de Battaille de l'Armée Aliée en Pais bas sous les Ordres de Son Altesse / Royale Monseignr le Duc de Cumberland pour l'Anné 1747.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Order of Battle 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, red pencil:] 11/11 [the ‘11’ is crossed out in black pencil]; [bottom left, black pencil:] XIII/7; [top right, black pencil, erased: Order of Battle].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of battle Trois Projets d'une Ordre de Bataille de l'Armée Alliée aux Pais Bas sous les ordres du Duc de Cumberland pour l'année 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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