"Plan of Turin as Besieged in 1706 for Mr. Tindal's Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England", Tindal, Nicholas
Subject: Turin, Italy
Period: 1745 (circa)
Publication: Mr. Rapin's History of England
Color: Hand Color
18.6 x 14.3 inches
47.2 x 36.3 cm
This battle plan details the Siege of Turin during the War of Spanish Succession. The siege lasted from June 2 to September 7, 1706, as Savoyard Victor Amadeus and critical reinforcements from the Imperial Army held off French and Bourbon-Spanish forces. The battle marked a decisive turning point in the Italian theater of the war. Troop movements are traced, and a key in a decorative cartouche at bottom right identifies batteries and armies. Fortifications are rendered in fine detail. Engraved by James Basire.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.RAP-1a #16.
Issued folding with a fleur-de-lis watermark and a short fold separation at top that just passes the neatline.