Belgien - Niederlande - Luxemburg

Nr. 1026: Carte d’une partie de la Flandre

Map showing the military events of 1703

„Carte d’une partie de la Flandre &c. ou l’on voit les Lignes que les Francois y ont faites depuis Gand jusque a l’Escaut avec plusieurs Forts êlevé depuis peu en ce pais la. L’on y a marqué aussi le Champs de la Choque d’Eckeren & les Attaques de Monsr. Coehoorn & de Monsr. Sparr qui forcerent les susdites Lignes &c.“. The river Schelde between Gent and Antwerp with the Land of Waas. Copper engraved map, “à la Haie chez Anna Beek avec Privileg:”, Den Haag 1703. The title cartouche in the upper right corner has an addition in ink by an old hand “27 Juny 1703”. This remark is repeated in the lower left margin. (PM) 34, 2 x 52 cm.

Rare single printed map. The map concentrates on the area left of the river Schelde and shows the defensive lines the French had built between Gent and Antwerpen (Bedmar line). Inserted and depicted as small battle-scenes are the breakthroughs of the Dutch Generals Spaar and Coehorn near Stekene resp. Liefkenshoek on the 27th of June and the battle of Ekeren on the 30th of June/1st of July 1703. – Full impression of the plate with margins all around, the left margin narrow. The impression is generally strong, only in part of the centre the printing is slightly weaker. The map was folded twice, the folds have been smoothened and verso strengthened. The back with on old collector’s stamp.
€ 750

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