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

? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49)

Siege of Limbourg, 1703

PLAN / de la Ville et des Environs de / LIMBOURG, / Avec les Campemens des ALLIEZ com- / mandés par Monsg.r le Duc de Marlborough / pendant le Siege de la dite Place / qui fut investie le 19... 1742 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour; drawn on two sheets of paper, joined; laid down on coarse linen | Scale: 1:11,600 approx | RCIN 725029

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A map of the siege of Limbourg, conducted by the Allied army, commanded by Captain-General, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722), from 19 to 27 September 1703, when the French garrison surrendered. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with north-west to top.

The attribution to Schultz is made on stylistic grounds. It is probable that this is a copy of an earlier map, made during the War of the Spanish Succession (1702-14).

The map covers an area approximately bounded by Viller (Villers 50°38'18"N 05°54'59"E), Verviers (50°35'52"N 05°51'44"E), Hevremont (Hèvremont 50°35'47"N 05°56'04"E) and Balen (Baelen 50°37'52"N 05°58'27"E). Marlborough's headquarters are marked at Vervier.

  • ? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49) (draughtsman)

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

    Mark, stamped: 74

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: brown stains; induced discolouration; bottom, right of centre, water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:11,600 approx. Scale bar: Pas communs [70 mm =] 1000.

    51.4 x 79.2 cm (image)

    50.9 x 78.6 cm (neatline)

    53.3 x 81.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN / de la Ville et des Environs de / LIMBOURG, / Avec les Campemens des ALLIEZ com- / mandés par Monsg.r le Duc de Marlborough / pendant le Siege de la dite Place / qui fut investie le 19.me et les Batteries ayant / commencé à tirer le 26.me elle se rendit / le 27.me Septembre 1703. [top right, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [top left, in rectangular panel, a key, a-i, k-u, w-z, 1-12, A-F, to the names of the battalions and squadrons, batteries, breaches, etc.:] EXPLICATION.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampments near and Siege of Limbourg 19 - 27 Sep.r 1703.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil, cropped:] 2[?]. (Verso) [bottom, left of centre, obscured by linen backing, ink:] Limbourg Septembre 1703; [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] 7; [top left, ink, in Schultz's hand? obscured by linen backing:] Netherlands b.; [top, left of centre, ink:] 13C; [top right, ink, in Schultz's hand? obscured by linen backing:] Netherlands [..?] 22 C; [top right, black pencil, in Schultz or Mason's hand?:] 29; [bottom, above old heading, black pencil:] [ ...? ] 19-27 Sep; [bottom, beneath old heading label:] the old heading; [right centre, red pencil:] 7.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Plan dessiné de la Ville et des Environs de Limbourg, avec les Campemens des Alliés commandés par le Duc de Marlborough pendant le Siege de cette place qui fut investie le 19.e et se rendit le 27.e de Septembre 1703. 2 feuilles.

  • 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)

    Limbourg, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°36'44"N 05°56'28"E)