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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 Hamont, 1747 (Hamont, Flanders, Belgium) 51°15'11"N 05°32'50"E


Pencil on paper | Scale: not stated | RCIN 730182

A sketch of the encampment of the British army at Hamont, 18 October 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top.

The tentative 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. 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.c; it does not assist in interpreting the meaning of the letters.

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


  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 712

    Condition: five fold lines; unevenly trimmed

  • Scale: not stated

    15.3 x 30.8 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


    George III heading: Encampment at Hamont 18 Oct.r 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, black pencil, erased:] Hamont.

    George III catalogue:

    Encampment A drawn Sketch of the Encampment of the British Troops at Hamont, Oct.r 1747 [The same entry appears under the heading Hamont.]

  • Subject(s)

    Hamont, Flanders, Belgium (51°15'11"N 05°32'50"E)

Page revisions

  • 25 May 2024