Auction 121, Lot 599

"Le 4me. Septembre 1690, l'Armee que Commandoit Monseigneir le Dauphin Arriva dans la Plaine de Weill…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Germany

Period: 1705 (dated)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

11 x 8.3 inches
27.9 x 21.1 cm

Interesting battle plan made at the time of the War of the Grand Alliance. This plan shows the field of battle near Endingen on the east coat of the Rhine. The locations for the Musketeers (Mousquetaires), artillery, fusilliers and dragoons are noted. In the aftermath of the Thirty Years' War, which had devastated large parts of southern Germany, the League of Augsburg was formed in 1686 between Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, and various German princes to oppose Louis XIV's aggression in Germany. The League of Augsburg became known as the "Grand Alliance," with England, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Provinces, and most of the German states opposing France. The war came to an inconclusive end in 1696.

References: Pollak #21, pp.40-43.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $70 - $100

Sold for: $50

Closed on 9/26/2007