These maps were printed by the Imprimiere Royale in Paris in 1837. They deal with the wars of the Spanish Succession under Louis IV which lasted from 1701-1714. They were done under the supervision of Lieutenant General Pelet, the Director General du Depot de la Guerre. They are beautiful.
The general war began in 1702 with England, Holland and most of the German States opposing France, Spain, Bavaria, Portugal, and Savoy. The Duke of Marlborough lead the British forces. Peace was finally achieved under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1714.
These maps are superb, the paper is white to off-white in most cases (I seem to be incapable of photographing white paper), where it isn't I have noted the condition. The detail incredible. The printing far more beautiful than these photos show. The paper at least, by today's standards, a 100lb stock.
These are for the students of the 18C European wars. They are in varying condition. Since I only have nine photos I have tried to show the most damaged to the not damaged at all. Following is a list of every map, its condition and size.
1. Champ de Bataille d'Hochstett en 1703 et 1704. Overall size of paper. 40 x 28. Size of map 33 x 18.75. Minor foxing on bottom, not on map. Tear bottom right and left hand corners, intrudes 1/2" into map on both sides. Good condition overall.
2. Siege de Rheinberg en 1703 et 1702. Foxing, not bad - bottom half of map. Torn from left to right across top - map and title unaffected. Size of map 22 x 17. Good condition overall.
3. Siege of Kaiserwerth en 1702. two color. apart from barely detectable foxing at bottom half, condition good. Overall size 40 x 28. map size, 34 x 23.
4. Place de Postes de la Lombardie: La Mirandole, Brescello, Viadana, Goito, Governolo, Borgoforte. Six separate maps. Torn across top from left to right. Does not affect map or title. Map size: 25 x 16. Color good.
5. Siege de Gueldre, December 15,1703. Size of map itself, 22.5 x 17. Foxing bottom left hand corner, not bad.
6. Plan du Combat d'Eckeren, June 30, 1703. Paper yellowed overall. Scattered foxing. Tear from top right to top left. Does not affect title or map. Overall paper size, 28 x 20.5. map size, 22 x This is the worst when it comes to aging of paper.
7. Siege du Fort de Kehl en 1703. This is torn vertically in half. Can be taped together with no loss at all of visual. Torn across the top from right to left . No loss of title or visual.Foxing - hardly any on map. Map size, 21 x 13.75.
8. Places de L'Allemagne Meridionale: Neubourg, Ulm, Villingen, Scharding, Rattenberg, Kufstein. Six views. 27.75 x 20. Some minimal foxing. Page torn at top, title not touched. Top left hand of map - corner torn.
9. Champ de Bataille de Friedlingen in 1702. Overall condition good. 27.5 x 20
10. Plan de Laville de Cremone. Overall condition good.
11. Plan des Attaques de Landau in 1702, 3,4, and 13. Overall condition good.
12. Siege de Brisach in 1703. Minor foxing. Page torn across top. Map and title not touched.
13. Champ de Bataille de Luzzara, and the Siege of Guantala in 1702. Minor foxing at bottom, not on map. 38 x 27.5. Map size, 28 x 20.
14.Plan de Landau et de ses Environs. 39 x 27. map size, 24.4 x 21.5. Foxing at bottom, not on map.
15. Places des Pays-bas: Huy, Tongres, Limbourg, Bonn. 40 x 27.5. map size 24.5 x 22. Two inch vertical tear at top, not on map.
16.Champ de Bataille de Spire in 1703. torn right down the middle - goes together almost perfectly. Top of page torn, left to right. Map, 24.5 x 20, unaffected, some of the title affected.
There also 14 pages showing specifics of battle movements of the Belligerantes Armees (the enemy). These all in good shape except for ragged edges on left where someone has torn them out of book. One page is badly foxed. Any other foxing, minor. Pages are approx. 28 x 20. x 19.
A lot to wade through but if you are an historian or a lover of maps you will not be disappointed. Thank you for looking.
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