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Description:This beautifully hand coloured original antique map a plan of the City of Aire, the Fort of St. Francis with a view of St.Venant - in the French region of Artois - was published in 1745 by Nicholas Tindal in "Tindal's Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England".
This plan was published to show the city taken by the Allies in 1710 during the War of Succession in which Spain lost many possessions both in Europe and the New World.
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 & stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Early colour Colors used: - Yellow, green, blue, red General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 20 1/2in x 15 1/2in (520mm x 395mm) Plate size: - 20in x 15 1/2in (510mm x 3395mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm) Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - None Verso: - None