Auction 124, Lot 455

"Menin A Very Strong Town in the Earldom of Flanders Taken by ye Allies in the Year 1706 and Retaken by ye French in 1744", Tindal, Nicholas

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication: Mr. Rapin's History of England

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 14.5 inches
48.3 x 36.8 cm

This is a bold bird's-eye plan of the French fortress of Menin and the surrounding countryside. The map illustrates the battle led by Louis XV to retake the fort. The plan is beautifully engraved and decorated with an elaborate title cartouche and compass rose. Engraved by J. Basire.

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Condition: B+

Trimmed to neatline at top, as issued, else very good.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/7/2008

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