"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 (circa)
Color: Black & White
21.5 x 19 inches
54.6 x 48.3 cm
Very distinctive map of the Battle of Malplaque, one of the main battles of the War of the Spanish Succession and the bloodiest battle of the eighteenth century. It was fought between France and the allied forces of Belgium, Austria and Great Britain on September 11, 1709. The Allies won the battle, but due to heavy losses, they were unable to pursue the retreating enemy. The map provides excellent detail including the fortified towns of Mons, Maubeuge, Bavay, Le Quesnoy, and Conde-sur-l'Escaut, as well as military positions, roads, churches and several named forests.
Very sharp impression with a few very faint spots that are unobtrusive. There are some areas of edge roughness and short tears in the wide margins, none near the map.