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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49)

Part of the Netherlands, 1747 c.1747

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on three sheets of paper, joined; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:61,100 approx. | RCIN 730099

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A map of the encampments of the Allied army and the Battle of Lafelt, fought on 2 July 1747 between the French army, commanded by Marshal Maurice Saxe (1696-1750) and the Allied army (Great Britain, Hanover, Austria, Dutch Republic), commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), Karl Josef Batthyány (1697-1772) and the Prince of Waldeck (1704-63) resulting in a French victory. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

Oriented with south-west to top (compass rose). The map extends from Antwerp (51°13'11"N 04°25'12"E) in the north-west to Maastricht (50°50'54"N 05°41'20"E) in the south-east, a distance of about 106 km (66 miles). The width of the plan covers about 25 km (15.5 miles). The topographical details of this map will have been based on printed civilian mapping, such as the republication of Fricx's maps of Brabant, augmented by sketches and surveys made in the field. The attribution to Schultz, made in the George III catalogue, is confirmed on stylistic grounds.

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

  • Watermark: None visible

    Mark, stamped: 592

    Condition: two fold lines; top left, a 2.7 cm cut. Verso: foxing; induced discolouration; brown staining

  • Scale: 1:61,100 approx. Scale bar: [79 mm =] 3 Miles.

    30.8 x 167.0 cm (neatline)

    31.2 x 167.4 cm (image)

    45.8 x 170.8 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


    George III heading: Encampments in the Netherlands 27 April-5 Oct.r 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top, right of centre, obscured by white paper label, ink:] Netherlands Theatre; [right of centre, red pencil:] 4.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A Drawn Map of that part of the Netherlands situated between Antwerp and Maestricht; with the Battle of Laffeldt and the Encampments of the Allied Army from the of April to the of Oct.r 1747 : [in red ink:] by M.r Schultz. 3 sheets. [The same entry appears under the heading Netherlands.]

  • 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)


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