"Haute Partie de l'Estat et Seigneurie de l'Evesche de Lyege avec ses Enclaves dans les Pays Circomvoisins &c.", Sanson/Mortier
Subject: Southeastern Belgium
Period: 1705 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
24 x 16.5 inches
61 x 41.9 cm
This uncommon map, based on the work of Sanson, depicts the seat of war in southeastern Belgium during the War of the Spanish Succession. The map extends from Charleroi in the west to the present-day border with Luxembourg and Germany in the east, and as far south as Mouzon, France. The map is densely engraved with towns, roads, political boundaries, rivers, and forested areas. The distance scale is surrounded by a vignette of a fierce battle with a city burning in the background.
A dark impression with original outline color, minor soiling, and very light toning along the centerfold.