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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Johannes Covens (1697-1774) and Cornelis Mortier (1699-1783)

Siege of Mons, 1746

DESSEIN DES ATTAQUES / DE LA VILLE DE MONS 1746 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:10,400 approx. | RCIN 730051

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A map of the siege of Mons, begun on 24 June and taken by the French, under the command of Marshal Saxe, on 10 July 1746. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north-west to top.

  • Johannes Covens (1697-1774) and Cornelis Mortier (1699-1783) (publisher) [bottom right, below title, in cartouche:] A AMSTERDAM / Chez COVENS et MORTIER.

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: no fold lines; considerably trimmed. Verso: brown discolouration; top left, water-stained patch from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label; small portion of cipher label remaining [the rest is cropped]

  • Scale: not stated. 1:10,400 approx.

    18.5 x 29.3 cm (neatline)

    19.0 x 29.7 cm (image)

    20.8 x 31.0 cm (platemark)

    24.8 x 35.1 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    DESSEIN DES ATTAQUES / DE LA VILLE DE MONS [bottom right, in cartouche]

    Additional text:

    [bottom right, below title in title cartouche, a key, A-I, to the French batteries, mortars, etc.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Mons 19 June - 10 July 1746.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil, in Schultz's or Mason's hand?:] 72. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 4; [bottom left, ink, over black pencil ‘4’:] ½B; [bottom right, black pencil:] 4; [centre, red pencil:] 47.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Mons Plan des Attaques de la Ville de Mons au mois de Juin 1746: chez Covens et Mortier.

  • 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)

    Mons (Walloon Region, Belgium) 50°27'14"N 03°57'08"E

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