Auction 129, Lot 597

"Plan de la Bataille, gagnee par l'Armee des Allies, aux Ordres de S.A.S. Mr. le Prince Ferdinand de Brunswic, sur celle de France, commandee par Mr. le Prince de Clermont, pres d'Anrad, le 23 Juin 1758", Hondt, Pierre de

Subject: Germany

Period: 1760 (circa)


Color: Black & White

15.8 x 10.3 inches
40.1 x 26.2 cm

A fine plan of the battle of Krefeld between the Prussian-Hanoverian army and a French army. The plan shows the superior forces of the French army facing the defending army just outside the city of Krefeld. Prince Ferdinand outflanked the French forcing a retreat and keeping the French from aiding their Austrian allies. The plan provides extensive notations below the plan. Pierre de Hondt was a prominent 18th century Dutch bookseller and publisher in the Hague, known for the high standard of typography of his books, with atlases forming a limited proportion of his output. During the Seven Years War, he diversified into map publishing, issuing a number of battle plans, most of which were engraved by J. van Schley.


Condition: A

Estimate: $150 - $200


Closed on 9/23/2009