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War of the Austrian Succession (1740-8)

Includes much of the mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, as Captain General of the British army


Roermond, Hellenrouck and Nistelrode, 1748


Pencil, ink and watercolour on two sheets of paper, joined; laid down on two pieces of coarse linen, stitched together | Scale: 1:63,500 approx. | RCIN 731024

A map of the march route and encampments of the Allied army from Hellenrouck to Nistelrode, 1748. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west-south-west to top (compass rose).

It would appear that the dates on the map are given, according to the Julian Calendar, or Old Style, which was eleven days behind the Gregorian Calendar, or New Style, at this time, so that the march route of 1 May should read 12 May. This march of the Allied army crossed 75-80 km (46-50 miles) of country between 12 and 21 May 1748. The map shows the route with three columns passing over the three pontoon bridges across the Meuse which are shown on the encampment plans for Hellenrouck (RCINs 731009-731015). It contains similar information to RCIN 731022.

Another copy of this map, also by Daniel Paterson, is at RCIN 731023.

Condition: three fold lines; trimmed along left edge. Verso: induced discolouration; foxing.
  • Daniel Paterson (d. 1749) (surveyor and draughtsman) [bottom right, outside neatline:] By Dan: Paterson Engineer.

  • Watermark: None visible; obscured by linen backing

    Mark, stamped: 736

    Condition: three fold lines; trimmed along left edge. Verso: induced discolouration; foxing

  • Scale: 1:63,500 approx. Scale bar: Scale of Miles [76 mm =] 3.

    43.6 x 137.4 cm (neatline)

    43.8 x 137.6 cm (image)

    47.8 x 140.1 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


    George III heading: March and Encampments from Hellenrouck to Nistelroy 12-21 May 1748.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil:] 30 [and cropped pencil mark]. (Verso) [top, right of centre, obscured by white paper label:] Camp; [top, right of centre, black pencil:] 130; [top right, ink, obscured by linen backing:] 130; [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] 71

    George III catalogue entry:

    March A drawn Map of the March and Encampments of the Allied Army from Hellenrouck to Nistleroy in May 1748: by D. Paterson Engr 2 sheets. [The same entry appears under the heading Encampments and Nistelroy.]

  • Subject(s)

    Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands (51°11'39"N 05°59'15"E)

    Hillenraed Castle, Limburg, Netherlands (51°13'18"N 06°02'03"E)

    Nistelrode, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°42'15"N 05°33'45)

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  • 14 March 2024