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Description:This beautifully hand coloured original antique battle plan & seige placements of the city of Dendermonde, Belgium features a Bird's Eye view of the town, and a charming inset view, was published in 1745 by Nicholas Tindal in the continuation of Paul Rapin de ThoirasHistory of England.
A broad plan of the city and vicinity showing Allied siege works; a cartouche containing an explanatory key and a small "prospect" of the city. Dendermonde was besieged by the English in August 1706 and surrendered to Marlborough 5 Sep 1706.
Paul Rapin de Thoiras was a Frenchman responsible for publishing ten elaborate volumes on the History of England Histoire D’ Angleterre published between 1724-27. In 1745 his work was translated and updated by Nicholas Tindal and called “Tindal’s Continuation of Mr. Rapin’s History of England”. Included with the English edition of Rapins work was an atlas containing 45 maps, battle plans and town plans of the Spanish War of Succession (1701-13) engraved by Richard William Seale and John Basire. Richard William Seale was an engraver and publisher from London responsible for publishing a number of fine and detailed maps of the continents between 1744-47. (Ref Tooley M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: Colors used: - General color appearance: - Paper size: - 19 1/2in x 15 3/4in (497mm x 400mm) Plate size: - 19 1/2in x 15 3/4in (497mm x 400mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm) Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - Folds as issued Verso: - None