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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

George Louis le Rouge (1707-93/4)

Prague and Eger [Egra], 1742

Retraite de Monsieur le Marechal Duc de BELLEISLE / de PRAG a EGRA 1742 or later

Engraving and etching; printed on paper | Scale: 1:254,000 approx. | RCIN 728079

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A map of the routes taken by the French army, under the command of Maréchal Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet, duc de Belle-Isle (1684-1761), between 16 and 27 December 1742. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top (cardinal points).

The map shows the march routes of the French army and the settlements along the way. The chronology of the march, in columns marking the sections of the route, includes details of the camp locations, statistics on the cavalry, artillery and death toll.

  • George Louis le Rouge (1707-93/4) (cartographer and publisher) [centre, below title:] APARIS chez le S.r LE ROUGE Ing.r Géographe du Roi rue des Augustins

  • Watermark: A chaplet

    Condition: one fold line; ghosting from the former presence of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:254,000 approx. Scale bar: Lieues [70 mm = 4].

    30.5 x 49.0 cm (image and neatline)

    32.0 x 50.4 cm (platemark)

    36.8 x 54.0 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Retraite de Monsieur le Marechal Duc de BELLEISLE / de PRAG a EGRA [centre]

    Additional text:

    [bottom, below map, a series of columns, marking the sections of the route according to the days' march and cantonments, with various statistics.]


    George III heading: Retreat from Prague to Eger 16-27 Dec.r 1742.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom right, ink:] 6 [above] 19 [rest cropped]. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 1742; [bottom left, black pencil, cropped?:] 10; [bottom centre, black pencil:] 37; [bottom centre, black pencil, scribbled out:] 28; [bottom right, black pencil:] 12; [centre right, red pencil:] 37; [centre, bottom right, red pencil:] 7/52.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Prague Carte de la Retraite du Marechal de Belleisle de Prag a Egra depuis le 16 jusqu'au 27 1742: chez le Rouge.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints of Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)


  • Subject(s)

    Prague, Czech Republic (50°05'16"N 14°25'14"E)

    Cheb, Karlovarský Kraj, Czech Republic (50°04'46" N 12°22'26"E)

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