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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Plan of encampment at Burdinne, 1746

PLAN / Du Camp de l’Armée Alliée / prés de Bourdines, occupé le 20. Août 1746. / ainsi / Du Camp de l’Ennemi, tant qu’il / se presente à nôtre vüe 1746

Pen, ink and watercolour on two sheets of paper, joined | Scale: 1:35,000 approx. | RCIN 730064

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A map of the encampments of the Allied army, under the command of Prince Charles of Lorraine, and of the French army, under the command of Marshal Saxe, at Burdinne, north of Namur, 20 August 1746. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top.

This map was made at the Headquarters of the Hanoverian generals, at Meffle (i.e. Meeffe 50°36'24"N 05°01'03"E) [see bottom left, right of scale bar:] fait à Meffle ce 26 Aout 1746.

The lines of the camp extend from present-day Hanret (50°34'53"N 04°56'54"E) in the west to Fallais (50°36'36"N 05°10'16"E) and Fumal (50°35'12"N 05°10'59"E) in the east (a distance of about 18 km), and from north of Embesin (Ambresin 50°37'50"N 05°01'51"E) in the north to Hannesse (Hannêche 50°34'42"N 05°02'54"E) in the south (a distance of about 6-7km). The cartographer has marked the old Roman road and a number of old tombs to the north.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys; countermark: C & I HONIG

    Mark, stamped: 559

    Condition: five fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:35,000 approx. Scale bar: [116 mm =] 5000 pas.

    21.0 x 53.6 cm (image)

    20.7 x 53.3 cm (neatline)

    23.6 x 56.1 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN / Du Camp de l’Armée Alliée / prés de Bourdines, occupé le 20. Août 1746. / ainsi / Du Camp de l’Ennemi, tant qu’il / se presente à nôtre vüe. [top right, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [top right, below title, in title panel:] Le Quartier General S: A: R: le / Prince Charles de Lorraine est a Bourdines. / Celui des Generaux Anglois à Hannesse. / des Generaux Hannovriens à Meffle. / des Generaux Hessois à Acoche, et / des Hollandois au Château Montigni et Emptinne. [Bottom left, in plain rectangular box, a key, A-E, to the camps shown on the map:] Renvoy.


    George III heading: Encampment at Bourdines 20 Aug.t 1746. Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top, left of centre, red pencil:] 10/63; [top, left of centre, black pencil:] XII/54.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampments Plan dessiné du Camp del’Armée Alliée pres de Bourdines, occupé le 20 Aout 1746: ainsi du Camp de L’Ennemi. [The same entry appears under the heading Bourdines.]

  • 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)

    Burdinne (Walloon Region, Belgium) 50°35'04"N 05°04'35"E

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