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Description:This fine large original antique plan of the Battle of Oudenard or Oudenaarde, in Flemish Belgium, in 1708 was engraved by Richard Seale and was published in the 1745 English edition of Nicholas Tindals Mr RapinsTindal’s Continuation of Mr. Rapin’s History of England after Paul Rapin de Thoiras Histoire D’ Angleterre.
The Battle of Oudenarde or Oudenaarde was a battle in the War of the Spanish Succession fought on 11 July 1708 between the forces of Great Britain, the Dutch Republic and the Holy Roman Empire on the one side and those of France on the other. It took place at Oudenaarde (now in Belgium) and was a great victory for the allies.
The map features a Bird's Eye view of the placement of divisions of both the Allies and the French.
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: - Colors used: - General color appearance: - Paper size: - 20 1/2in x 16in (520mm x 405mm) Plate size: - 19in x 15 1/4in (480mm x 390mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (15mm) Imperfections: Margins: - Light age toning Plate area: - Folds as issued, light age toning Verso: - Light age toning