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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Anonymous

Order of battle of British and Austrian armies, 1743

ORDRE de BATAILLE / de l’Armée Britannique et Autrichiénne en Allemagne Commandée / de Sa Majesté le Roy de la GRANDE BRETAGNE Le 20m July 1743 1743 or later

Pen, ink and watercolour on paper | 22.6 x 35.7 cm (image) | RCIN 728108

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An order of battle of the Allied army in two lines under the command of George II in Germany, July 1743. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

The General Officers of the First Line are Marshals Prince George de Hesse, Comte de Neuperg, Duc d'Aremberg, Earl of Stair; Generals du Pontpietin, Prince de Waldeck, Diemar, Honniwood; Lieutenant-Generals Sommerfeldt, Ilten, Prince de Salm, Chanclos, Dunmore, Courriere, Greffendorf, Ligonnier, Campbell; Major-Generals Launaÿ, Soubiron, Brandt, Rothes, Albemarle; Brigadiers Montigny, Klinckawström, Middachten, Zastrow, Howard, Onslow, Duc de Marleborough.

The General Officers of the Second Line are General de Wendt; Lieutenant-Generals Druchtleben, Prince de Wolffenbuttel, Duc de Cumberland, Havley, Cope; Major-Generals Hammerstein, Prince Frederic [of Hesse], Holli; Brigadiers Grote, Maider, Schulenbourg, Huscke, Pultney. The Ecossois-montagnards are to the right of the two lines of battle.

The regimental rectangles appear to be coloured according to the coat, facings, and cuffs or vest. A note in a cartouche, bottom right, states that the total number of cannon was 82 pieces: British 24, Austrian 20, Hanoverian 26. Another note in a cartouche, bottom left, states that the total number of squadron of horse for First and Second Lines was 76, with 57 battalions, plus a Scottish unit: ‘Ecossois: montagnards 1 Bat.’

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys

    Mark, stamped: 334

    Condition: two fold lines; some brown spots

  • 21.9 x 35.6 cm (neatline)

    22.6 x 35.7 cm (image)

    23.1 x 36.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    ORDRE de BATAILLE / de l’Armée Britannique et Autrichiénne en Allemagne Commandée / de Sa Majesté le Roy de la GRANDE BRETAGNE Le 20m July 1743. [top centre, in cartouche]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Order of Battle 20 July 1743.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, red pencil:] 7/77; [black pencil:] IX/26; [top right, black pencil, erased:] Order of Battle.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille de l'Armée Britannique et Autrichienne en Allemagne, commandée par S.M. le Roy de la Grande Bretagne, le 20 Juillet 1743. 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)

     

  • Subject(s)

    Germany​

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