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Encampment at Harelbeke, 1706

Plan / du Camp des Alliez / Commandes par son / Altesse Monseigneur Le / Duc de Marleborough / à Harlebeck, depuis le 6me / jusq’au 11 Juliet. 1706 1706 or later

Pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:17,000 approx. | RCIN 725077

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army, commanded by John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722), at Harelbeke, 6-11 July 1706. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with south-east to top.

The encampment extends from Courtray (Kortrijk 50°49'40"N 03°15'53"E) in the south-west, running north-east to Harlebeck (Harelbeke), turning east to Derlick (Deerlijk 50°51'12"N 03°21'15"E)

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 105

    Condition: one fold line; pin holes along edges. Verso: induced discolouration; some foxing; top left, water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:17,000 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de 1000 Pas Commune [48 mm =].

    30.0 x 45.1 cm (neatline)

    36.0 x 46.0 cm (image)

    39.4 x 50.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan / du Camp des Alliez / Commandes par son / Altesse Monseigneur Le / Duc de Marleborough / à Harlebeck, depuis le 6me / jusq’au 11 Juliet. 1706. [bottom right]

    Additional text:

    [across bottom of map, a list of named regiments, numbered, 1-98, according to their position on the map:] Ordre / de Battaille.


    George III heading: Encampment at Haerlebeke 6-11 July 1706.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 34; [bottom left, along left edge, ink, obscured by linen:] Harlibeck le 6-11 juillet 1706; [top left, ink, obscured by linen, in Schultz's hand?]: Netherlands; [top left, ink, crossed out in black pencil, obscured by linen:] 11; [centre, red pencil:] 34.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Plan dessiné du Camp des Alliés commandés par le Duc de Marlborough a Harlebeck, depuis le 6 jusqu'au 11 de Juillet 1706. [The same entry appears under the heading Haerlebeke.]

  • 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)

    Harelbeke, Flanders, Belgium (50°51'12"N 03°18'33"E)