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Antique Map-BATTLE-BELGIUM-CHARLEROI-SIEGE-DUKE OF LUXEMBOURG-Beaurain-1776
- Tom. 4 Pl. 29bis: 'Carte de l'investissement de Charleroy . 1693.' (Map of the siege of Charleroi by the King's Army under the Duke of Luxembourg in 1693). This detailed map shows the Fortified city of Charleroi and surroundings in Belgium. Copperplate engraving on verge type hand laid paper. Original hand colouring of military sites. Watermark present. Blank rear. Authenticity guaranteed. Description: This decorative print originates from: 'Histoire Militaire de Flandre depuis l'Annee 1690. jusqu'en 1694 …' (transl.: Military history of Flanders from 1690-1694.), by le Chevalier de Beaurain, 2nd. ed. 1776 (first ed. 1756). This is an important historical source concerning the 'Nine Years' War' (1688-97). This war is often called the War of the Grand Alliance, the War of the Palatine Succession, or the War of the League of Augsburg â€" was a major war of the late 17th century fought between King Louis XIV of France, and a European-wide coalition, the Grand Alliance, led by the Anglo-Dutch Stadtholder-King William III, Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I, King Charles II of Spain, Victor Amadeus II of Savoy, and the major and minor princes of the Holy Roman Empire.Artists and Engravers: Jean de Beaurain (1696-1771), was a French Geographer and Royal Geographer to King Louis XV. He published a 14-volume atlas (Atlas de gà ographie ancienne et moderne.) and this work originally published in 1756. His son Jean-Baptiste Jacques de Beaurain (1728-unknown) continued his work on military history and finished some of his works. This plate is engraved by J. N. Martinet, text by J. Oger. Condition: Excellent. General age related toning. Some light shop soiling and ink ghosting. Rear blank. Please study scans carefully. Storage location: B44-14 The overall size is ca. 21.5 x 14.8 inch. The image size is ca. 16.5 x 12.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 54.5 x 37.5 cm. The image size is ca. 42 x 31 cm. [Attributes: First Edition]
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