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Auction 179, Lot 515


"Mons the Capital City of Hainault in ye Low Countries, Taken by ye French in 1691, Restor'd to ye Spaniards by ye Peace of Ryswick in 1697...", Tindal, Nicholas

Subject: Mons, Belgium

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication: Mr. Tindal's Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England

Color: Black & White

19.1 x 14.9 inches
48.5 x 37.8 cm
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Nicolas Tindal translated Paul de Rapin's History of England into English shortly after the French edition's release (1724-1727), and would later add volumes covering the reign of James VI and I (1566-1625) to George I (1660-1727) which represent the "continuation." This superb bird's-eye plan depicts the fortifications of Mons, the site of a conflict during the War of the Spanish Succession. The plan is beautifully rendered to illustrate the city with its churches, town hall, streets, canals and gardens. Engraved by James Basire.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.RAP-1a #31.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with light toning and foxing and a short centerfold separation at bottom. There is a 1" tear in the image at top left and two short tears at top that have all been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/16/2020