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Sieges, marches, encampments and battles in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands

W Brückman (active 1745)

Oudenaarde and River Schelde [Scheldt], 1708

Copia / Von der Relation, an Sr: Chur: fürstlichen / Durch: meinen dahmahligen Allergnädigsten / Herrn, von der Campagne 1708. absonderlich / wegen des glücklichen übergangs, und zurück Mar,, / ches... c.1745

Pencil, pen and ink on four sheets of paper, folded to give sixteen pages of which three are blank | 30.3 x 38.6 cm (sheet; folded to 30.3 x 19.3 cm) | RCIN 726015.c

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An account of the campaign conducted by Prince Eugène of Savoy (1663-1736) and John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) along the River Scheldt in 1708. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14).

This text was written while Brückman was in camp in Lessines in June 1745 (see RCIN 726015.b).

  • W Brückman (active 1745) (author) [end of document:] W Brückmann.

  • Watermark: The coat of arms of England; countermark: the letters GR within a wreath inside a crowned circle

    Condition: one fold line; induced discolouration to all pages

  • 30.3 x 38.6 cm (sheet; folded to 30.3 x 19.3 cm)

  • Manuscript title:

    Copia / Von der Relation, an Sr: Chur: fürstlichen / Durch: meinen dahmahligen Allergnädigsten / Herrn, von der Campagne 1708. absonderlich / wegen des glücklichen übergangs, und zurück Mar,, / ches, der verschantzten Schelde.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment near Oudenarde 5 Nov.r 1708.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil, in Mason's hand?:] 68.. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Plan dessiné de la Situation d'Oudenarde, avec le Campement de l'Armée Françoise le long de l'Escaut le 5 de Nov.re 1708: par le Capitaine Bruckman Ing.r 3 feuilles avec son detail manuscrit de la Campagne de 1708.

  • 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)

    Oudenaarde, Flanders, Belgium (50°51'06"N 03°36'32"E)