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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

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Order of battle at Richelle, 1747

Ordre de Battaille / De L'Armee Alliee sous les ordres de S:A:R: Le Duc de Cumberland. [top right:] Richel / 30.me Aoust 1747 1747 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on thin card | 16.6 x 28.8 cm (image) | RCIN 730170

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An order of battle of the Allied army under the command of the Duke of Cumberland, at Richelle, 30 August 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). The General Officers of the First Line are General Field Marshal Comte de Bathiany; Generals Ligonier, Sommerfeldt, Daun, Palfy; Lieutenant-Generals Hawley, Albemarle, Druchleben, P. de Hesse, Marchall, Kollowrath, Holly; Major-Generals Crawfurd, Hammerstein, Issenberg, Klinkinstrom, Wolf, Aremberg, Bethelem, D'Arberg, Durlach, Winkleman, Radicati, Bentheim; Brigadiers Bligh, Wreden, Price, Block, Borck.

The General Officers of the Second Line are Generals Ligonier, P. de Wolfenbottle; Lieutenant-Generals Mansbach, Luzany, Defin; Major-Generals Crawfurd, Issenberg, Howard, Zastrow, Wiet, Haller, Elberfeld, Walbrun, Bournoville, Spada; Brigadiers Bligh, Adelepsen, Mordaunt, Sporcken.

The Reserve is commanded by General Gaisroug; Lieutenant-Generals Coendres, Dongern; Major-Generals Matha, Schaak, Buckow, Sincer, Buckow; Brigadier Vribergen.

The different nationalities are distinguished by colour: British (red), Hanoverians (yellow); Austrians (green); Hessians (blue), Dutch (orange). The names of the regiments are given.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: None visible

    Mark, stamped: 689

    Condition: four fold lines; worn and torn along fold lines; repaired by laying down on card

  • 16.3 x 28.6 cm (neatline)

    16.6 x 28.8 cm (image)

    22.3 x 34.9 cm (mount)

    19.8 x 32.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ordre de Battaille / De L'Armee Alliee sous les ordres de S:A:R: Le Duc de Cumberland. [top right:] Richel / 30.me Aoust 1747. [top]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Order of Battle at Richelle 30 Aug.t 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, black pencil, erased:] XIII/59; [bottom right, black pencil, erased:] XIII/59; [bottom right, red pencil:] 11/60 [‘60’ crossed out in black pencil]; [top right, black pencil, erased, underlined and illegible: old heading?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille de l'Armée Aliée sous les ordres du Duc de Cumberland, a Richelle, le 30 Aout 1747. MS. [The same entry appears under the heading Richelle.]

  • 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)

     

  • Subject(s)

    Richelle, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°42'50"N 05°41'44"E)

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