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

? Nevil Tatton (active 1744-75)

St Tron, 1703

PLAN / de la Ville et Environs / de S.t TRON / Avec les Lignes et Campements / des ALLIEZ / depuis le 7.e Sept. jusqu’au 10.e Oct. / 1703 1744 or later

Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:20,000 approx. | RCIN 725028

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A map of the town and environs of Sint-Truiden, showing the positions of the encampments of the Allied army between 7 September and 10 October 1703. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with north-west to top.

The attribution to Tatton is made on stylistic grounds. This map is probably a copy made by Tatton of an original survey by John Armstrong, when Armstrong was serving as a field engineer with the chief engineer, Brigadier Holcroft Blood in Flanders under the command of Marlborough in 1703. John Armstrong rose to become a Major-General, Chief Engineer and Surveyor General of the Board of Ordnance.

This map would have been used by Cumberland to plan sites for encampments during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). It shows useful topographical features such as open and enclosed roads, and sunken roads and marshy ground.

The settlements shown on the map are all in present-day Flanders, in Belgium, and include Bockhowe (Boekhout 50°44'44"N 05°13'59"E), Buvigen (50°45'09"N 05°10'36"E), Joeck [or Joeek] (Jeuk 50°44'06"N 05°12'35"E), Kerkum (Kerkom-bij-Sint-Truiden 50°46'25"N 05°10'42"E), Marlin ou Mechlin (Mechelen-Bovelingen 50°44'26"N 05°15'46"E), Meuze (Muizen 50°45'37"N 05°10'45"E), Mille boven Alst (Mielen-boven-Aalst 50°45'23"N 05°12'51"E).

  • ? Nevil Tatton (active 1744-75) (draughtsman)

    John Armstrong (1674-1742) (surveyor) [bottom left, below scale bar:] Levè par J. Armstrong.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 73

    Condition: one fold line; small tear at top of fold, repaired with white paper strip; trimmed. Verso: bottom, right of centre, water-stained patch, shadow and ghosting from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:20,000 approx. Scale bars: ¼ de Lieue, ou` [3/4] dune Mille Angloise [64 mm =]; 2000 pas Communs [80 mm =].

    36.6 x 47.0 cm (neatline)

    37.2 x 47.7 cm (image)

    39.6 x 51.4 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN / de la Ville et Environs / de S.t TRON / Avec les Lignes et Campements / des ALLIEZ / depuis le 7.e Sept. jusqu’au 10.e Oct. / 1703. [bottom left, in rectangular panel]


    George III heading: Encampment at S.Tron 7 Sep - 10 Oct. 1703.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil:] 27. (Verso) [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] 8; [bottom left, black pencil, crossed out in black pencil:] 8; [along left edge, black pencil, in Mason's hand?:] S.t Tron 7: 10 1703; [top left, ink, in Schultz's hand?]: Netherlands. C.; [top left, black pencil:] B.a.3; [right centre, red pencil:] 8; [bottom, right of centre, erased, black pencil:] 9.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Plan dessiné de la Ville et Environs de S.t Tron, avec les Lignes et Campements des Alliés depuis le 7 jusqu'au 10 1703: levé par I. Armstrong.

  • 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)

    Sint-Truiden, Flanders, Belgium (50°49'00"N 05°11'11"E)