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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Order of battle of the Allied army at Briffoeil, 1745 (Briffoeil, Walloon Region, Belgium) 50°33'03"N 03°33'02"E 1745 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; some pricking through | 30.4 x 39.0 cm (image) | RCIN 729089

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An order of battle of the Allied army, under the command of the Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765), at Briffoeil on 10 May 1745. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

This gives the same information as RCINs 729088 and 729090, either of which it may be a copy, or vice versa.The regimental rectangles are coloured according to nationality: British (dark orange), Hanoverian (pale orange), Dutch (blue), Austrian (green).

The General Officers of the First Line under Marshals Konigseg and Waldeck are, Generals Cromstrom and D Vendt; Lieutenant-Generals Coonders, Vanderduyn, Aylva, Ligonier, Campbell; Major-Generals Schach, Hompesch, Rumpf, Villars, Zoùte, Zastroh, Ponsonby, Albemorle, Launey, Onslow; Brigadiers Slippenbach, Salis, Holcket, Efferen, Ingolsby, Churchill, Cra[?a]wford.

The General Officers of the Second Line are Lieutenant-Generals Prince de Hesse, Phillipstal, La Lippe, Schwartzburg, Hawley; Major-Generals Sandou[v]ilee, Canebourg, Veldtman, Lindtman, Howard, S.t Clair, Montigny, Bland; Brigadiers Schagen, Vribergat, Sturler, Elias, Bourmania, Boulagm, Skelton. The reserve corps is commanded by Lieutenant-General Molcke and Major-General Forgatch.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Coat of arms of Amsterdam; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 431

    Condition: four fold lines; several erasures; small piece missing from bottom right edge; ink stains. Verso: surface dirt on outside fold panels; some induced discolouration

  • 30.4 x 39.0 cm (image)

    31.6 x 40.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ordre de Battaille de L'Armée Alliée en Flandré le 29me d'Avril Anno 1745 V:S: [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) none. (Verso) [bottom, right of centre, black pencil:] VI/2; [bottom, right of centre, black pencil, underneath ‘VI/2’:] X/38[?-b]; [right, on outside panel of fold, ink:] Ordre de Battaille de l'Armee / allièe [sic] en Flandres le 29me d'Avril d'Avril 1745 / V:S: [i.e. Vieux style: old style].

    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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