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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Anonymous

Tongeren, 1747

Plan / von Tongern, und / der Gegend herum, / samt der, von der / Franzö: Armée in / diesem Feldzug 1747 / verfertigte Linie 1747 or later

Pencil and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:6,800 approx. | RCIN 730174

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A map of the ground around Tongeren and the French camp and lines, together with the camp of the Austrian Hussars, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north-north-east to top (cardinal points).

The ochre colouring around the walls of Tongeren appear to represent a dried up moat. What appears to be the full extent of the temporary field fortifications, constructed for the purposes of defending the French position, are shown. The position of the camp of the Austrian Hussars, shown as a green and white rectangle, is also indicated. The relief has been heavily shaded to emphasise the differences in ground level.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 695

    Condition: one fold line; double pin pricks to each corner; induced discolouration on verso

  • Scale: 1:6,800 approx. Scale bar: [108 mm =] 400 Klafter.

    38.3 x 53.2 cm (neatline)

    38.6 x 53.5 cm (image)

    40.7 x 55.6 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan / von Tongern, und / der Gegend herum, / samt der, von der / Franzö: Armée in / diesem Feldzug 1747 / verfertigte Linie. [top right in rococo cartouche]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Tongres 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil, in Schultz's or Mason's hand:] 116. (Verso) [bottom, left of centre, black pencil, in Schultz's or Mason's hand:] Plan of Tongres, & French Lines 1747; [bottom left, black pencil, in Schultz's or Mason's hand:] 41; [top right, black pencil, in Schultz's or Mason's hand:] 116.; [bottom, right of centre, black pencil:] [VII]/41.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Tongres Plan von Tongern und der Gegend herum samt der von der Franzosischen Armee in desem feldzug 1747 verfertigte Linie. drawn.

  • 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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