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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

William Eyres (d. 1764)

Visé, 1747

Sketch of the Posts, and Works, / near Viset 27th July 1747 1747

Pencil, pen and ink on paper | Scale: not stated. Not to scale. | RCIN 730165

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A sketch of the posts and intrenchments near Visé, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top.

A very rough field sketch of the area to each side of Visé, showing the posts and fieldworks, with a section of the intrenchment just to the north of Visé. A ford over the Meuse is shown just to the south of Visé by six parallel dashed lines in the position of a ford which was shown as ‘practicable’ on RCIN 730162.

  • William Eyres (d. 1764) (draughtsman) [bottom left, below title:] Will Eyres.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, the letters VD L below

    Mark, stamped: 685

    Condition: four fold lines; surface dirt on verso on outside fold panels

  • Scale: not stated. Not to scale.

    24.9 x 39.8 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Sketch of the Posts, and Works, / near Viset 27th July 1747. [bottom left]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Viset 27 July 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] VII/34 [and] XIII/[?39-l].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Viset A drawn Sketch of the Posts and Works near Viset, 27.th July 1747: by W.m Eyres Eng.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)

    Visé, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°44'15"N 05°41'56"E)

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