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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

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Siege of Bergen op Zoom, 1747 c.1747

Ink on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:1,950 approx. | RCIN 730151.w

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A sketch of part of the fortifications of Bergen op Zoom, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south-east to top.

The town of Bergen op Zoom, fortified by Baron Menno van Coehoorn (1641-1704; Dutch military engineer) and garrisoned under the command of General Isaac Cronström (1661-1752; a Swedish officer serving as General in Chief of the Dutch army), was besieged by the French army under the command of General Count Ulrich Löwendahl (1700-55; a German-born Danish officer serving in the French army), from 14 July to 18 September, when the fortified town was taken by the French. An outline sketch of part of the Pucelle and Coehoorn bastions and the Dedem ravelin.

One of a collection of 24 plans and sketches of the fortifications of Bergen op Zoom, showing various stages of the siege of 1747, by James Abercrombie, Charles Bisset, Dugal Campbell, and J.P. Isenbart and other anonymous draughtsmen. See RCINs 730151.a-x (j and v not included).

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 664

    Condition: no fold lines; induced discolouration on verso

  • Scale: not stated. 1:1,950 approx.

    12.9 x 17.2 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript:

    None

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Bergen op Zoom 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil, partly encircled:] 10. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] VII/43 [and] XIII/60-h.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Bergen op Zoom A small drawn Sketch of the attacks of bergen op Zoom, 1747.

  • 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)

    Bergen op Zoom, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°29'42"N 04°17'30"E)

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