Auction 124, Lot 456

"Ghent a large City and Castle in Flanders, twice taken by ye Duke of Marlborough Viz. in ye Year 1706 & 1708", Tindal, Nicholas

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication: Mr. Rapin's History of England

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 14 inches
47 x 35.6 cm

Intricate bird's-eye plan of the city and fortifications of Ghent and the surrounding countryside. A decorative cartouche encloses an extensive key to the map that locates the castle, churches, hospitals, markets, bridges, batteries, and government buildings. Engraved by J. Basire.

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Condition: A

Light soil and a couple of tiny edge tears in blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/7/2008

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