Auction 109, Lot 477

"Nieuwe Kaart van 't Land Donawert, en Hochstett, &c. alwaar de Roemwaardige Battaille, zyn voor gevallen door den Hartog van Marlebourg en Prins Eugenius, teegens de Ceur Vorst van Beyeren, en de Grave Tallard, den 13 Augustus 1704", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Germany

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.8 x 15.5 inches
47.8 x 39.4 cm

Detailed map showing the region between Ulm, Donauworth and Augsburg. The map illustrates an important battlefield during the War of the Spanish Succession. The Duke of Marlborough, marching from Flanders to Bavaria, approached the Danube with 35,000 men. The French had 64,000 men in the vicinity of the river, with 10,000 of them on the Schellenberg, a hill above Donauworth that commanded the river crossing. Much to the surprise of the French, Marlborough launched a successful attack on the hill, captured Donauworth without a siege, and crossed the Danube without further incident. Three insets provide detailed views of the fortifications and troop placements at Donauworth, Hochstett, and Augsburg. Title cartouche with French title, with Dutch title above border.

References:

Condition: C

Original color. Backed with heavy (modern) linen. Some creases with small area of paper loss (without loss of engraving) and some abrasions in cartouche. An attractive map that would benefit from conservation.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/1/2004

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