Auction 124, Lot 473

"Bethune A Strong Town in the Earldom of Artois in the Low Countries, Subject to the French", Tindal, Nicholas

Subject: France

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication: Tindal's Continuation of Rapin's History of England

Color: Hand Color

19 x 15 inches
48.3 x 38.1 cm

This is a very attractive bird's-eye plan of the fortification at Bethune and the surrounding countryside. The map illustrates an important battle in the War of Spanish Succession when the city was besieged in the summer of 1710. A decorative title cartouche, legend and a compass rose are at bottom right. Another title (Plan of Bethune) is in the bottom margin. Engraved by J. Basire.


Condition: A

Estimate: $110 - $150


Closed on 5/7/2008