"Territoire de Mons dans la Comte du Hainaut, ou l'on Peut voir la Victorieuse Bataille des Alliez contre les Francois: donnee le 11 Septembre 1709", Schenk, Pieter
Subject: Low Countries
Period: 1720 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
21.5 x 19 inches
54.6 x 48.3 cm
Very distinctive map of the bloody Battle of Malplaquet between France and the allied forces of Belgium, Austria and Great Britain. The Allies won the battle, but due to heavy losses, they were unable to pursue the retreating enemy, effectively ending the threat of future attacks against France. The map has bright color and good detail including the fortified cities of Bergen, Conde and Maubeuge, as well as military positions, cities, towns, villages, roads, churches and several named forests. Dated 1709, but likely published circa 1720. A striking and very bold map.
Very crisp, strong impression with equally strong original hand coloring. A couple small stains or foxing marks in the map at lower left. Several short edge tears, one reaching into the image, repaired with archival tape on verso.