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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Order of battle of the Allied army at Briffoeil, 1745

Ordre de Battaille de l'Armée Alliée en Flandres le d'Avril Anno 1745. / S:A:R: Le Duc de Cumberland 1745 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; some pricking through | 34.8 x 45.3 cm (image) | RCIN 729090

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An order of battle of the Allied army in Flanders at Briffoeil under the command of the Duke of Cumberland (1721-65) on 11 May 1745. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

This gives the same information as RCIN 729088 of which it may be a copy, or vice versa. The regimental rectangles are coloured according to nationality: British (red), Hanoverian (yellow), Dutch (blue); Austrian (green).

The General Officers of the First Line under Marshals Comte de Konigseg and Prince de Valdeck are, Generals Cromstrom and De Wendt; Lieutenant-Generals Coonders, Vanderduyn, Aylva, Ligonier, Campbell; Major-Generals Schack, Hompech, Rumpf, Villars, Zoute, Zastrow, Ponsonby, Albemarle, Launey, Onslow; Brigadiers Slippenback, Salis, Halket, Efferen, Ingolsby, Churchill, Crawford.

The General Officers of the Second Line are Lieutenant-Generals Prince de Hesse, Philipstadt, La Lippe, Schwartzbourg, Hawley; Major-Generals Sandoville, Canebourg, Veldtman, Lindtman, Howard, S.t Clair, Montignÿ, Bland; Brigadiers Schagen, Vribarget, Sturler, Elias, Bourmania, Boselager, Skelton. The reserve corps is commanded by Lieutenant-General Molck and Major-General Forgatch.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in shield, crown above, a ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 432

    Condition: eight fold lines; formerly folded to 16.0 x 9.5 cm, then to 8.0 x 9.5 cm. Verso: surface dirt on outer fold panel; some induced discolouration

  • 34.8 x 45.3 cm (image)

    34.2 x 44.7 cm (neatline)

    37.6 x 48.1 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ordre de Battaille de l'Armée Alliée en Flandres le d'Avril Anno 1745. [i.e.10 May] / [sous le commandement de] S:A:R: Le Duc de Cumberland

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, a summary of the numbers of squadrons and battalions of each of the British, Hanoverian and Dutch forces of the First and Second Lines, giving 79 squadrons and 44 battalions, and a summary of the squadrons and battalions of the reserve corps.]; Artillerie de Campagne. [Bottom right, a summary of the number of 3- and 6-pounder cannons of each nations and pontoons and howitzers]


    George III heading: Order of Battle 10 May 1745.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil, erased:] 10 May. (Verso) [top, left of centre, black pencil:] VI/2; [top, left of centre, black pencil, underneath VI/2:] X/[?]8; [right of centre, on outside of fold panel, ink:] Ordre de Battaille de l'Armée Alliée / en Flandres / le d'Avril / Anno 1745. / B.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille de l'Armée Alliée en Flandres sous le Duc de Cumberland, le 29 Avril V.S. 1745. 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)

    Briffoeil, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°33'03"N 03°33'02"E)

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