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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

William Eyres (d. 1764)

Oudenbosch and Rucphen, 1747


Pencil, pen, brown and black ink and some carmine on paper | Scale: 1:7,250 approx. | RCIN 730178

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A map of the lines near Oudenbosch, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top (cardinal point).

These lines, presumably of the Allied army, were constructed in what appears to be, by the map, an open area of wet heathland with occasional patches of woodland, traversed by roads and edged with enclosed areas. The fortified lines are located just to the north of the then village of Ruckveen (i.e. Rucphen).

  • William Eyres (d. 1764) (draughtsman) [top right, below title:] Will: Eyres.


  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, the letters VD L below; countermark: I VILLEDARY

    Mark, stamped: 701

    Condition: six fold lines; formerly folded to 16.1 x 10.8 cm; all corners cut off diagonally; 6.6 cm tear to bottom of centre vertical fold line

  • Scale: 1:7,250 approx. Scale bar: [101 mm =] 800 yards.

    41.9 x 53.5 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN OF THE LINES / near / OUDENBOSCH. [top right]


    George III heading: Oudenbosch 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil, in Schultz's or Mason's hand, cropped:] Oudenbosch [...?] d CXIX; [right of centre, red pencil:] 48; [bottom right, black pencil:] 1747.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Oudenbosch A drawn Plan of the Lines near Oudenbosch, 1747: by W.m Eyres Eng.r

  • 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)

    Oudenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°35'18"N 04°32'05"E)

    Rucphen, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°31'54"N 04°33'30"E)

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