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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


Sketch of encampment at Dongen, 1747 (Dongen, North Brabant, Netherlands) 51°37'36"N 04°56'20"E


Pencil on paper | Scale: not stated | RCIN 730185

A sketch of the encampment of the British army between Dongen and Rijen, 25 October 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south to top?

The attribution to Schultz is made on stylistic grounds. The positions of the lines of encamped troops are indicated by half rectangles, some are annotated ‘cav’ for cavalry. Rijen is marked ‘Rye’. It is possible that the letters ‘f’ and ‘p’ which are written in several places are annotations on land use: ‘f’ may stand for ‘Feldt’ or field, ‘fahl’ or fallow, ‘flach’, plain or level, or ‘Futterpflanzen’, forage crops, while ‘p’ may represent ‘pflügbar’ or arable. In French, ‘p’ may represent prairie, or meadow, while ‘f’ may stand for ‘foin’ or hay. The selection of German as the likely language is based on the letter ‘f’ which appears to be written in Deutsche schrift, which was used by Schultz. A detailed plan of the camp by Daniel Paterson is at RCIN 730180.f; it does not assist in interpreting the meaning of the letters.

Condition: four fold lines; unevenly trimmed.
  • ? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49) (surveyor and draughtsman)


  • Watermark: Amsterdam coat of arms

    Mark, stamped: 715

    Condition: four fold lines; unevenly trimmed

  • Scale: not stated

    20.4 x 23.7 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


    George III heading: Encampment at Drongen 25 Oct.r 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, black pencil, indistinct:] XIII/[7]-k

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A drawn Sketch of the Encampment of the British Troops at Dongen. [The same entry appears under the heading Dongen.]

  • Subject(s)

    Dongen, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°37'36"N 04°56'20"E)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    C. Colville, ‘Military memoirs of Lieut.-General The Hon, Charles Colville, Part III, Section IV.’ Journal for the Society for Army Historical Research, vol.28,  1950

Page revisions

  • 25 May 2024