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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49)

Order of battle of the French army in Flanders, 1744

Ordre de Bataille de l'Armée commandée par M.r le Marechall Comte de Saxe 1744. le 2.d Sept 1744 or later

Pencil, pen and ink on paper | 9.1 x 35.4 cm (image) | RCIN 729042.a

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An order of battle in one line of the French Army under the command of Marshal Saxe, 2 September 1744 in Flanders. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). The tentative attribution to Schultz is made on the basis of the style of lettering.

The General Officers of the First Line are Lieutenant-Generals De Montesson, D'apcher, De Clare, De lastaux, D'Estrées, Du Chaylas; Marechals de Camp: Pont Chartrain, De Donges, D'hautefort, FitzJames, D'avarcy, De Rambures, Defiennes, De Langeron; Brigadiers: De'tarnault, Fallerand, Lorges, Guerchy, Chambonas, L'avauguion, Depons. The line of battle comprises 41 squadrons and 32 battalions.

This is one of three orders of battle (with RCINs 729042.b,c.) that were formerly kept in a grey-buff rag paper folder on which the old heading was written; the ink inscription 'No:s 387-389' corresponding to the stamped numbers on the items is written on the front; '(a-c) CMB Nov'86' [i.e. 1986] is written in black pencil in a modern hand on the front cover.

  • ? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: Countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 387

    Condition: no fold lines; trimmed; brown staining

  • 9.1 x 35.4 cm (image)

    15.1 x 37.3 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ordre de Bataille de l'Armée commandée par M.r le Marechall Comte de Saxe 1744. le 2.d Sept.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Order of Battle 2 Sept.r 1744.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille de l'Armée commandée par le Marechal de Saxe, le 2 Sept.re 1744. Alterations to be made in the Order of Battle of Marshal Saxe's Army, 2.d Sept.r 1744. Ordre de Bataille de l'Armée commandée par le Marechal de Saxe. 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)

    ​Flanders [Belgium]

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