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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Tongeren, 1747 1747 or later

Pencil, pen and ink on paper | Scale: not stated | RCIN 730173

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A sketch of the French lines and encampments at Tongeren, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north-east to top.

Named French regiments are: Picardie, Les Irlandois, La Tour du pin, Champagne. The position of the French artillery is indicated.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Cropped: crowned coat of arms in circle, word or name below

    Mark, stamped: 694

    Condition: six fold lines; formerly folded to 10.2 x 7.0 cm; creased; induced discolouration on verso

  • Scale: not stated

    21.4 x 27.3 cm (image)

    24.4 x 30.3 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


    George III heading: Tongres 12 Sept.r 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [centre, red pencil:] 42; [right of centre, ink:] Sep. 12 1747 / French Intrenchment at / Tongres [the 12 has been underlined in pencil and the year 1747 has been added in pencil and then inked over by Schultz or Mason].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Tongres A drawn Plan of the French Intrenchment a Tongres, 12 Sept.r 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)

    Tongeren, Flanders, Belgium (50°46'49"N 05°27'53"E)

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