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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Daniel Paterson (d. 1749)

Roermond, Hellenrouck and Nistelrode, 1748

THE MARCH / of the / ALLIED ARMY / from / ROERMONDE to NISTELROY / with their different Encampments in the / Months of Aprile, May & june 1748 c.1748

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on two sheets of paper; joined; laid down on coarse linen | Scale: 1:63,100 approx. | RCIN 731023

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A map of the march 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 731024.

  • Daniel Paterson (d. 1749) (surveyor and draughtsman) [top left, below title:] by D. Paterson Engineer.

  • Watermark: None visible; obscured by linen backing

    Mark, stamped: 735

    Condition: three fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration; brown discolouration

  • Scale: 1:63,100 approx. Scale bar: Scale of Leagues 20 to a Degree [153 mm =] 6 miles

    43.5 x 139.1 cm (neatline)

    43.9 x 139.3 cm (image)

    44.3 x 139.4 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    THE MARCH / of the / ALLIED ARMY / from / ROERMONDE to NISTELROY / with their different Encampments in the / Months of Aprile, May & june 1748. [top left, in rococo cartouche]


    George III heading: [verso, on white paper strip pasted to linen backing:] March and Encampments from Hellenrouck to Nistelroy 12-21 May 1748.

    Other inscriptions: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top, left of centre, red pencil crossed out in black pencil:] 12/13 [top, left of centre, black pencil:] XIV/16; [top, right of centre, ink, crossed out and obscured by white paper strip:] March Routes; [top right, obscured by white paper strip, ink:] Flanders; [bottom right, obscured by white paper strip, partly legible:] March from R[…].

    George III catalogue entry:

    March A drawn Map of the March of the Allied Army from Hellenrouck near Roermonde to Nistelroy; with their different Encampments in the months of April, May and June 1748: by D. Paterson Eng.r 2 sheets. [The same entry appears under the heading Encampment and Nistelroy.]

  • 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)

    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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