FRANCE 1861 A. VUILLEMIN VERY LARGE ANTIQUE & DECORATIVE MAP 19e CENTURY

FRANCE 1861 A. VUILLEMIN VERY LARGE ANTIQUE & DECORATIVE MAP 19e CENTURY

FRANCE 1861 A. VUILLEMIN VERY LARGE ANTIQUE & DECORATIVE MAP 19e CENTURY

FRANCE 1861 A. VUILLEMIN VERY LARGE ANTIQUE & DECORATIVE MAP 19e CENTURY

FRANCE 1861 A. VUILLEMIN VERY LARGE ANTIQUE & DECORATIVE MAP 19e CENTURY

FRANCE 1861 A. VUILLEMIN VERY LARGE ANTIQUE & DECORATIVE MAP 19e CENTURY

FRANCE 1861 A. VUILLEMIN VERY LARGE ANTIQUE & DECORATIVE MAP 19e CENTURY

FRANCE 1861 A. VUILLEMIN VERY LARGE ANTIQUE & DECORATIVE MAP 19e CENTURY

FRANCE 1861 A. VUILLEMIN VERY LARGE ANTIQUE & DECORATIVE MAP 19e CENTURY

Title of the Map. NOUVELLE CARTE ILLUSTREE de LA FRANCE indiquant les grandes divisions physiques, la distribution géographique des plantes cultivées, la division territoriale comparative des anciennes provinces et des departements actuels, les usines importantes, les principales mines exploitées, les canaux, les chemins de fer, Dressée par A. VUILLEMIN Géographe, gravée par Langevin PARIS Chez Fatout, Editeur, Boulevart Poissonnière 17, 1861. The map is very decorative, with 84 vignettes representing each departement all around, and 2 vignettes in lower side. These illustrations are drawn by Testard and engraved by Guesnu. The map is engraved by Gérin and Langevin. Size with margins : 89 x 64 cm / 35 x 25,1 inches. Paris, edited by Mangeon, dated 1861, 19th century. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in this country: FR. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Year: 1861
  • Date Range: 1800-1899
  • Country/Region: France
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Original Antique Print Harbor Map of Sette France Joseph Roux

Original Antique Print Harbor Map of Sette France Joseph Roux

Original Antique Print Harbor Map of Sette France Joseph Roux

Original Antique Print Harbor Map of Sette France Joseph Roux

Original Antique Print Harbor Map of Sette France Joseph Roux

Original Antique Print – Harbor Map of Sette – France – Joseph Roux. Original copper engraving print originates from “Recueil des Principaux Plans des Ports et Rades de la Mer Méditerranée. ” by Joseph Roux of the edition of 1804. The charts are engraved rather coarsely, contain little nautical information and have different scales and orientation, due to the small size of the charts. They provide no geographical coordinates, have a central rose of eight or sixteen winds, and present typical features of the previous century, such as profiles of conspicuous buildings or villages, drawn in perspective within the coastline. Size: 7″ x 9″ inches / 17 cm x 23 cm. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. We offers a tracking link to ensure peace of mind. All our artworks are packaged to a very high standard, using protective decorative tissue paper and hardboard backing in a cardboard envelope. Sign up to our newsletter for special offers. Welcome to our Antique Print Shop we Are a Family run Gallery trading in Antique Prints, Maps, Drawings and Photographs. So all you see here in Our Store is all Original Pieces the date they carry is the actual date/year they were printed. Based in Sweden we are proud members of The Swedish Fine Art Print Society at The National Gallery, and been trading for the past 51 years, welcome to our Online Gallery. Enjoy and have a Great Day! Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “finengraver” and is located in this country: SE. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: Topographical Map
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Joseph Roux
  • Printing Technique: Engraving
  • Year: 1764
  • Date Range: 1700
  • Original / Reproduktion: Antique Original
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Battle of Malplaquet antique map Spain/France by Rapin 1743

Battle of Malplaquet antique map Spain/France by Rapin 1743

Battle of Malplaquet antique map Spain/France by Rapin 1743

Battle of Malplaquet antique map Spain/France by Rapin 1743

Battle of Malplaquet antique map Spain/France by Rapin 1743

Battle of Malplaquet antique map France Rapin 1743. Title: Plan of the Battle of Malplaquet gained by the Allies Sep. Description: Battle of Malplaquet Sept. 11, 1709, Old antique battle plan, copperplate engraved with hand coloring. Marlborough’s last great battle in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). It was fought near the village of Malplaquet (now on the French side of the Franco-Belgian border), about 10 miles (16 km) south of Mons. The beautiful hand-colored map is engraved by I. Basire and from Mr. Rapin’s History of England in 1743. Origin: Paul de Rapin’s, The History of England. By Nicholas Tindall Paul de Rapin (25 March 1661 – 25 April 1725), sieur of Thoyras (and therefore styled Thoyras de Rapin), was a French historian writing under English patronage. Authentic Antique Old Maps & Prints from the past See our historic maps of the Centuries of the World continents. 16th -17th -18th-19th Century maps & atlases & prints. We sell guaranteed Absolutely Original authentic Maps and Prints. A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) will be supplied on request. 55 x 44 cm. 21.75 x 17.25 inches. 46 x 36.5 cm. 18 x 14.25 inches. Condition: Very good, fold as published. For the complete Map and Print collection see our online site. MapandMaps Cartography of the World. Always real antique maps – Always original – Never reproductions. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “mapandmaps” and is located in this country: CY. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Type: City Map
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Year: Condition: See item description.
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Paul Rapin de Thoyras (1661 – 1725)
  • Country/Region: Spain
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Antique Map-BETHUNE-FORTRESS-FRANCE-Weege-1753

Original Antique Maps and Prints. Description: This very rare old antique copperplate engraved print originates from:’Kleyne en Beknopte Atlas, of Tooneel des Oorlogs in Europa… , published in Amsterdam by David Weege, 1753. First and only very rare edition. This work is a reissue of an atlas published by Erven J. Ratelband en Compagnie, Amsterdam, 1735, enlarged with 25 maps / views. Include maps and views from earlier sources like Jacob Aertsz. 1635 and Daniel de La Feuille c. Ref: Koeman Wee 1. Subject: Map 136:’Bethune, den 16 july 1710 door de geallieerde belegert. The siege of Bethune by the allies on 16 july 1710. Plan of the fortified city of Bethune, France. General age related toning and minimal staining. Left margin with 4 small holes from binding, not effecting image. Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 31 x 19.5 cm. The image size is ca. 12.5 x 15 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 12.2 x 7.7 inch. 4.9 x 5.9 inch. Medium: Copperplate etchings and/or engravings on a verge type hand laid paper. Watermark with the Amsterdam coat of arms. Location: C89-10 SKU: TPC 18207.1 Section: WEEGE-1753. ThePrintsCollector – LaurentiusOldMasterPrints Frans Laurentius Margo van Latum-van Dongen, Frank van Latum Located in Zeeland (Noord-Brabant) – The Netherlands. GO TO OUR STORE and explore our huge collection of fine antique maps and prints. Combined orders are possible! This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “theprintscollector” and is located in this country: NL.
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Versailles France 1882 19th Century Large Antique Folding Map On Linen

Versailles France 1882 19th Century Large Antique Folding Map On Linen

Versailles France 1882 19th Century Large Antique Folding Map On Linen

Versailles France 1882 19th Century Large Antique Folding Map On Linen

Versailles France 1882 19th Century Large Antique Folding Map On Linen

Versailles France 1882 19th Century Large Antique Folding Map On Linen

Versailles France 1882 19th Century Large Antique Folding Map On Linen

Versailles France 1882 19th Century Large Antique Folding Map On Linen

Versailles France 1882 19th Century Large Antique Folding Map On Linen

Large antique detailed folding map of Versailles &. France, drawn, engraved and published by the geographical service of the French army (revised in 1882). In right side of the map, the mention in French Etant Chef du service geographique, le Général Perrier. Size with margins : 52 x 40 cm / 20,4 x 15,7 inches. Condition : very good condition, original colors, on linen. Edition : Paris, 19th Century. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in this country: FR. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Features: Antique
  • Format: Folding Map
  • Topic: Antiques
  • Year: 1882
  • Date Range: 1800-1899
  • Country/Region: France
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Map, Carte d'Armagnac, G. DEL'ISLE, Delisle, Buache, 1745, Antique Original ^

Map, Carte d'Armagnac, G. DEL'ISLE, Delisle, Buache, 1745, Antique Original ^

Map, Carte d'Armagnac, G. DEL'ISLE, Delisle, Buache, 1745, Antique Original ^

Map, Carte d'Armagnac, G. DEL'ISLE, Delisle, Buache, 1745, Antique Original ^

Map, Carte d'Armagnac, G. DEL'ISLE, Delisle, Buache, 1745, Antique Original ^

Map, Carte d'Armagnac, G. DEL'ISLE, Delisle, Buache, 1745, Antique Original ^

Map, Carte d'Armagnac, G. DEL'ISLE, Delisle, Buache, 1745, Antique Original ^

Map, Carte d'Armagnac, G. DEL'ISLE, Delisle, Buache, 1745, Antique Original ^

Map, Carte d'Armagnac, G. DEL'ISLE, Delisle, Buache, 1745, Antique Original ^

Map, Carte d'Armagnac, G. DEL'ISLE, Delisle, Buache, 1745, Antique Original ^

Map, Carte d'Armagnac, G. DEL'ISLE, Delisle, Buache, 1745, Antique Original ^

Map, Carte d'Armagnac, G. DEL'ISLE, Delisle, Buache, 1745, Antique Original ^

Map, Carte d’Armagnac, by Guillaume De L’Isle, Del’Isle, Delisle. Published by Phillipe Buache, Paris, 1745. Some water stains top left & top right. On quite thick paper. My backlit photo shows the distinctive “chain & laid” mould marks of pre-1800 hand-made paper. Verso: pagination “29″, otherwise blank. Plate 25″wide x 19½” 640mm x 500mm. Sheet 31″wide x 22½” 800mm x 570mm. The De L’Isle family fl. 1760 (also written Delisle) were, in composite, a mapmaking tour de force who redefined early 18th century European cartography. Claude De L’Isle (1644 -1720), the family patriarch, was Paris based a historian and geographer under Nicholas Sanson. De L’Isle and his sons were proponents of the school of “positive geography” and were definitive figures, defining the heights of the Golden Age of French Cartography. Of his twelve sons, four, Guillaume (1675- 1726), Simon Claude (1675 – 1726), Joseph Nicholas (1688 – 1768) and Louis (1720 – 1745), made a significant contributions to cartography. Without a doubt Guillaume was the most remarkable member of the family. It is said that Guillaume’s skill as a cartographer was so prodigious that he drew his first map at just nine years of age. He was tutored by J. Cassini in astronomy, science, mathematics and cartography. By applying these diverse disciplines to the vast stores of information provided by 18th century navigators, Guillaume created the technique that came to be known as “scientific cartography”, essentially an extension of Sanson’s “positive geography”. This revolutionary approach transformed the field of cartography and created a more accurate picture of the world. Among Guillaume’s many firsts are the first naming of Texas, the first correct map of the Mississippi, the final rejection of the insular California fallacy, and the first identification of the correct longitudes of America. Stylistically De L’Isle also initiated important changes to the medium, eschewing the flamboyant Dutch style of the previous century in favor of a highly detailed yet still decorative approach that yielded map both beautiful and informative. Guillaume was elected to the French Academie Royale des Sciences at 27. Later, in 1718, he was also appointed “Premier Geographe du Roi”, an office created especially for him. De L’Isle personally financed the publication of most of his maps, hoping to make heavy royalties on their sales. Unfortunately he met an untimely death in 1728, leaving considerable debt and an impoverished child and widow. De L’Isle’s publishing firm was taken over by his assistant, Phillipe Buache who became, posthumously, his son in law. The other De L’Isle brothers, Joseph Nicholas and Louis De L’Isle, were employed in the Service of Peter the Great of Russia as astronomers and surveyors. They are responsible for cataloguing and compiling the data obtained from Russian expeditions in the Pacific and along the northwest coast of America, including the seminal explorations of Vitus Bering and Aleksei Chirikov. The De L’Isles, like their rivals the Vaugondys, must be considered speculative geographers. Speculative geography was a genre of mapmaking that evolved in Europe, particularly Paris, in the middle to late 18th century. Cartographers in this genre would fill in unknown areas on their maps with speculations based upon their vast knowledge of cartography, personal geographical theories, and often dubious primary source material gathered by explorers and navigators. This approach, which attempted to use the known to validate the unknown, naturally engendered many rivalries. The era of speculatively cartography effectively ended with the late 18th century explorations of Captain Cook, Jean Francois de Galaup de La Perouse, and George Vancouver. Europe free World free. I do not charge any VAT on or within the sale price of my items. Check your national import position online with your postal service. Here are some of my map sales feedbacks. Best offer was accepted. Fast, friendly and efficient – highly recommended.. Map Tigris Amarah to Kumamait Iraq Mesopotamia Indian Expeditionary Force”D” 1916 (#152406467379).. Framed Map of Northumberland by Robert Morden 1722.. A Framed Map of Yorkshire by Richard Blome, after John Speed c. Thanks for your good service.. Best Offer was accepted. Better than described, very happy indeed.. Map John Speed North & East Ridings of Yorkshire Sudbury & Humbell 1612.. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “tinkers_dream” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Guillaume De L’Isle
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Type: Topographical Map
  • Year: 1745
  • Antique: Yes
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Country/Region: France
  • Era: 1700s
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FRANCE REIGN OF CLOVIS c. 1705 NICOLAS DE FER ANTIQUE ENGRAVED MAP 18TH CENTURY

FRANCE REIGN OF CLOVIS c. 1705 NICOLAS DE FER ANTIQUE ENGRAVED MAP 18TH CENTURY

FRANCE REIGN OF CLOVIS c. 1705 NICOLAS DE FER ANTIQUE ENGRAVED MAP 18TH CENTURY

FRANCE REIGN OF CLOVIS c. 1705 NICOLAS DE FER ANTIQUE ENGRAVED MAP 18TH CENTURY

FRANCE REIGN OF CLOVIS c. 1705 NICOLAS DE FER ANTIQUE ENGRAVED MAP 18TH CENTURY

Title of the map. “DESCRIPTION DE LA FRANCE Par rapport au regne de Clovis et de ses Enfans, avec privilege du Roy”. The map is engraved by Berey. Unusual antique copper engraved map of France under the reign of Clovis, by Nicolas DE FER, 18th century. De Fer has created this map when he was in service of the King of France Louis XIV. His earliest wellknown map of the canal de Languedoc, realised in 1669. In 1697, he published his first world atlas. In 1695, De Fer, with several other notable French mapmakers, became founding contributors to the French Bureau of Maps and Plans. This bureau, created to deal with the technical and strategic problems of overseas commerce and exploration, was part of the Royal Academy of Sciences’ Ministry of the Navy and Colonies. Size with margins : 27 x 39,5 cm / 10,6 x 15,3 inches. Condition : very good condition. Paris, dated 1705, 18th Century. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in this country: FR. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Year: 1705
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Country/Region: France
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Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Title of the plan. PLAN DU LABIRINTHE DE VERSAILLES à Paris Chez le Sr. Dans l’Isle du Palais sur le Quay de l’Orloge a la Sphere Royale 1715. Unusual antique copper engraved plan of the labyrinth, a famous part of the gardens of Versailles, by Nicolas DE FER, 18th century. The Labyrinth of Versailles was built by André Le Nôtre from 1668 in the gardens of the castle on an idea of Charles Perrault, then in charge of defining the iconography of the royal artistic programs. The thirty-eight fountains that make it up – a thirty-ninth fountain was later added – were built between 1672 and 1674, at the crossroads of the alleys, after the installation of the hydraulic network. Each of them, adorned with polychrome lead animal sculptures, seed stones and shells, depicts an episode from Esope’s fables. His earliest wellknown map of the canal de Languedoc, realised in 1669. In 1697, he published his first world atlas. In 1695, De Fer, with several other notable French mapmakers, became founding contributors to the French Bureau of Maps and Plans. This bureau, created to deal with the technical and strategic problems of overseas commerce and exploration, was part of the Royal Academy of Sciences’ Ministry of the Navy and Colonies. Size with margins : 38,5 x 25,6 cm / 14,9 x 9,8 inches. Condition : very good condition, in colors. Edition : Paris, dated 1715, 18th Century. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in this country: FR. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Year: 1715
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Country/Region: France
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XVIIIe SIECLE 1715 CHATEAU DE RICHELIEU NICOLAS DE FER ANTIQUE CARTE GRAVEE

XVIIIe SIECLE 1715 CHATEAU DE RICHELIEU NICOLAS DE FER ANTIQUE CARTE GRAVEE

XVIIIe SIECLE 1715 CHATEAU DE RICHELIEU NICOLAS DE FER ANTIQUE CARTE GRAVEE

Title of the map. “VEUE GENERALE DU CHATEAU DE RICHELIEU”. Unusual antique copper engraved view of the Castle of Richelieu, near Tours (France), by Nicolas DE FER, dated 1715, XVIIIe century. His earliest wellknown map of the canal de Languedoc, realised in 1669. In 1697, he published his first world atlas. In 1695, De Fer, with several other notable French mapmakers, became founding contributors to the French Bureau of Maps and Plans. This bureau, created to deal with the technical and strategic problems of overseas commerce and exploration, was part of the Royal Academy of Sciences’ Ministry of the Navy and Colonies. Size with margins : 27,3 x 38,8 cm / 10,7 x 15,2 inches. Edition : Paris, edited by the author, dated 1715, XVIIIe Century. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in this country: FR. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Year: 1715
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Country/Region: France
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1745 Tindal Antique Map Battle Plan of Siege of Bouchain, Calais, France in 1711

Plan of the City of Bouchain Situated upon the Rivers Sensette and Scheld in the County of Hainault. Tindal, Nicolas 1687 – 1774. 19 1/2in x 15 1/2in (495mm x 395mm). (A+) Fine Condition. This beautifully hand coloured original copper-plate engraved antique map, battle plan & birds eye view of the French city of Bouchain on the Schedlt River, in the Pas-de-Calais dept. In northern France – during the Spanish War of Succession (1701-13) – was engraved by John Basire and was published in the 1745 edition of Nicholas Tindals Continuation of Mr. Rapin\’s History of England. Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Early Colors used: – Pink, blue, green, yellow General color appearance: – Authentic Paper size: – 19 1/2in x 15 1/2in (495mm x 395mm) Plate size: – 19 1/2in x 15 1/2in (495mm x 395mm) Margins: – Min 1/2in (12mm). Margins: – None Plate area: – Folds as issued Verso: – None. Background: The Siege of Bouchain (9 August – 12 September 1711), following the Passage of the Lines of Ne Plus Ultra (5 August 1711), was a siege of the War of the Spanish Succession, and the last major victory of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. Marlborough broke through the French defensive lines and took Bouchain after a siege of 34 days. Its capture left Cambrai the only French-held fortress between the allied army and Paris. Throughout the early summer of 1711 Marlborough\’s army, having taken the important fortress of Douai the previous year, manoeuvred indecisively in northern France, blocked by the French Lines of Ne Plus Ultra – a massive series of fieldworks stretching from the Channel coast to the Ardennes at Namur. The allied army had been weakened by the withdrawal of Prince Eugene\’s army to cover the upper Rhine, as the deposed Elector of Bavaria attempted to take advantage of the disruption caused by the death of the Emperor Joseph. On 6 July, Marlborough captured the small fortress of Arleux, just to the north of the Lines, west of Bouchain, both to deny its use to the French as a sally-port, and to secure the water supply to Douai, which could be cut off by damming the canal that supplied the town. The Duke was then wrong-footed by Villars as the French army crossed the Lines on 22/23 July and retook Arleux, with the allied army too far to the west to intervene in time, and the defences were levelled before the French retreated back across the Lines. Marlborough, initially furious, soon retook the initiative by marching his army as if to assault the Lines near Arras, and carrying out a detailed personal reconnaissance there on 4 August in full view of Villars\’ covering army. That night the army struck camp, leaving their campfires burning to deceive the French, and marched eastwards to Arleux. Villars, arriving on the scene with a few hundred cavalry, realised he had been outmanoeuvred, and though he attempted to offer battle in front of Bourlon Wood, Marlborough declined to attack, the Marshal\’s position being even stronger than the one in which he had given Marlborough\’s army such a mauling two years earlier at Malplaquet. He thus drew off and attempted to hinder Marlborough\’s siege of Bouchain which followed. To defend the town Bouchain\’s governor, de Ravignau, had some 5,000 men against Marlborough\’s besieging army of 30,000, and the advantage of one of the strongest fortresses left to France, surrounded by the marshy land of the confluence of the rivers Scheldt and Sensée. In addition, Villars\’ strong army had taken up position to the west of the allied camp, and had managed to open a tenuous link to the besieged garrison. Marlborough responded by using earthwork gun batteries to counter Villars, used a crack assault force managed by 18 August to once more cut the Marshal\’s communication with Bouchain, and established a fieldwork-protected corridor from the siege camp to his main supply port at Marchiennes on the Scarpe. Frequent raids by Villars on both the supply convoys on the Scarpe, and towards Douai, failed to interrupt the siege, and the garrison marched out to become prisoners of war on 13 September 1711. Bouchain was Marlborough\’s last campaign. On the last day of the year he was stripped of his position as Captain-General, and of all his other offices. Command of the army on the continent for the campaign of 1712 was given to the Duke of Ormonde, and strict limitations were placed on his freedom of movement. Particularly he was prohibited from engaging the French in battle, as Anglo-French peace talks were well advanced, and the opportunity of seizing Cambrai and marching on Paris, opened by Marlborough\’s gains the year before, was abandoned. Before the year was out, the British army would withdraw from the alliance, leaving the remaining allies, under Eugene of Savoy to be defeated at Denain. De Rapins publication chronicles the History of Britain from the invasion of the Romans to the death of Charles I. Very few comprehensive histories of England existed at the time and Tindal added his three-volume Continuation, of the Kingdom, from the reigns of James II to George II. Tindal\\\’s translation of de Rapins History, was first published in 1727. Tindal enlarged the volumes in their second edition (1732) to contain notes, genealogical tables and maps of his own composition. In 1745 Tindal published Tindal’s Continuation of Mr. Rapin’s History of England. Included with this edition was an atlas containing 45 maps, battle and town plans from the Spanish War of Succession (1701-13) that were engraved by Richard William Seale and John Basire. These maps represent battles that took place during the War of Spanish Succession, concluded by the Treaties of Utrecht. The war resulted from a dispute over who should inherit Spain and its possessions after its Habsburg rulers in 1700. The last Habsburg king of Spain, Charles II d. 1700 had left the throne to his closest relative in female line: Philippe de France, duke of Anjou, grandson of Louis XIV (Felipe V of Spain). The closest relatives in male line, the Habsburgs of Austria, disputed this claim, and many European nations did not want to see French princes reigning over both kingdoms. The Utrecht treaties recognized Felipe V of Spain, but transferred the Spanish possessions in the Netherlands and Italy to Austria and to Savoy. To reach the goal of separating the crowns of France and Spain, the treaties required Felipe V to relinquish all claims to the French throne, and the remaining French princes to relinquish all claims to the Spanish throne. The War of the Spanish Succession, was also known as Marlboroughs Wars, that was fought in Europe and the Mediterranean, and were the last and the bloodiest of the Wars between England and France under Louis XIV, and the first in which Britain played a major military role in European military affairs. In 1685 after the death of his father he moved to England but after being unable to find employment moved to Holland and enlisted in French volunteers at Utrecht commanded by his cousin Daniel de Rapin. He accompanied the prince of Orange to England in 1688 and participated in the Irish campaigns of the siege of Carrickfergus, Battle of the Boyne and Limerick. Rapin resigned to become tutor to the Earl of Portlands son. He settled in Holland where he began work on The History of England. It was published in Holland in 1724 in 8 volumes. The work was an attempt to be exhaustive in the spirit of the eighteenth century philosophies by treating the subject from prehistoric times up to the date of publication. Please note all items auctioned are genuine, we do not sell reproductions. A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) can be issued on request. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time. Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i. Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market. Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century. Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. Attention Sellers – Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. Com. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “searching01″ and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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