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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Anonymous

Siege of Bergen op Zoom, 1747 c.1747

Pencil, pen and ink on two pieces of paper, joined | Scale: not stated. 1:1,950 approx. | RCIN 730151.e

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

The plan shows the area of the fortress between the Wouw ravelin and the Orange bastion.

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.

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: Fleur-de-lys

    Mark, stamped: 648

    Condition: five fold lines; creased; trimmed

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

    30.3 x 61.1 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Bergen op Zoom 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [beneath number of old heading, black pencil, erased and partly illegible:] VII/[?].

    George III catalogue:

    Bergen op Zoom A drawn Sketch of the Attacks of Bergen op Zoom in 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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