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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Johann Lambert Kolleffel (1706-63)

St Peter's Hill, 1747

Der Gegend von Kaster, nebst der Französischen Linie, wie sol= / = che von Ihnen t: 14ten Augusti Ao 1747 Morgens fruh ist verlassen, und / noch an selbigen Tag von denen Kaÿser: Königl: Alliirten ist demoliret wor=... c.1747

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on linen. Profiles, plan and fortification on one sheet. | Scale: 1:30,800 approx. | RCIN 730168

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A map, plan and sections of the French line to the south of St Peter's Hill, which was abandoned by the French on 14 August and destroyed by the Allied army on 15 August 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south to top.

  • Johann Lambert Kolleffel (1706-63) (draughtsman) [bottom right, inside neatline:] von J Kolleffel Capt Ing.

  • Watermark: Strasburg lily and bend, the letters C & I H below

    Mark, stamped: 688

    Condition: no fold lines; brown staining to both sides

  • Scale: 1:30,800 approx. Maasstab zu obiger Gegend [104 mm =] 2000 Schrit.

    21.2 x 41.6 cm (image)

    24.3 x 45.1 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Der Gegend von Kaster, nebst der Französischen Linie, wie sol= / = che von Ihnen t: 14ten Augusti Ao 1747 Morgens fruh ist verlassen, und / noch an selbigen Tag von denen Kaÿser: Königl: Alliirten ist demoliret wor= / den. [top centre, in rectangular panel]

    Insets:

    [left, down left side of map, three sections through the French line:] Profiels. Scale: Scale bars: Maasstab zu denen Profils [127 mm =] 45 Schu [Schritt]; 1:290 approx. Size: 19.7 x 15.2 cm (neatline); plan: 15.6 x 13.4 cm (neatline); 19.8 x 13.4 cm (image). [Top right, a larger-scale plan of the French line:] Grund=Riss. / Der Französischen Liniæ. Scale: 1:4,760 approx. Maasstab zu dem Grund=Riss [84 mm =] 500 Schrit. Size: 4.2 x 12.3 cm (neatline); 19.9 x 12.3 cm (image).

    Additional text:

    [right, a key, A-G, to the different parts of the line:] Erklærung.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: S.Peter's Hill 14 Aug.t 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left black pencil:] VII/34 [and] XIII/49-q; [top right, black pencil or ink, crossed out in red pencil, obscured by white paper strip:] St. Peter's Hill.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Peter's Hill, S.t A drawn Plan of the Environs of Kaster on S.t Peter's Hill, with the French Line demolished by the Allies the 14.th of August 1747: and a Ground Plan and Profiles of the Line; by Captain von Kolleffel Ing.r

  • 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)

    Sint Pietersberg, Limburg, Netherlands (50°49'15"N 05°41'08"E)

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