Rare Issue Printed in Sepia Ink
"[Untitled - War of Spanish Succession]", Schenk, Pieter
Period: 1710 (circa)
Color: Black & White
22.2 x 19.3 inches
56.4 x 49 cm
This rare sheet includes 9 engravings related to the War of Spanish Succession in 1708. The engravings include the French raid on Scotland, the Battle of Oudenarde, the arrival of Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel in Spain for her marriage to King Charles III, the Siege of Lille, the invasion of Sardinia, the capture of Exilles and Fenestrelle in Italy, the capture of Minorca, and the French conquer of Ghent and Bruges in Belgium. A remarkable and rarely seen issue, even more rarely found printed in sepia ink, as with this example.
A nice example with minor marginal soiling, one small hole in an unengraved area of the Minorca inset that has been professionally repaired, and short centerfold separations at top and bottom that have been professionally repaired.