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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Daniel Paterson (d. 1749)

Visé, 1747

Sketch of the works at Viset c.1747

Pencil on paper | Scale: Map: not stated. 1:4,600 approx. | RCIN 730166

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A sketch of the works of the Allied army at Visé, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top.

A very rough large-scale field sketch of the area immediately to the north 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 in the position of a ford which was shown as ‘practicable’ on RCIN 730162. A profile of the intrenchment drawn to scale, is bottom right.

  • Daniel Paterson (d. 1749) (draughtsman) [top, right of title:] D. Paterson.

  • Watermark: I VILLEDARY

    Mark, stamped: 686

    Condition: three fold lines; hand print on verso

  • Scale: Map: not stated. 1:4,600 approx. Scale bar: Scale for the Profil: [38 mm =] 30 Feet; 1:240 approx.

    26.2 x 42.5 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Sketch of the works at Viset. [top centre]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Viset 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, black pencil, in Schultz's or Mason's hand]: VII/34 [and] XIII/49[?-m]; [top right, black pencil:] SPeter’s [?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Viset A drawn Sketch of the Works at Viset in 1747: by D. Paterson 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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