LOT 1516

[Belgium] Plans et journaux des sieges de la dernière guerre de Flandres

rassemblés par deux capitaines etrangers au service de France [Funck & D'Illens]. Strasbourg, Melchior Pauschinger, 1750, (8),113,(1) p., with folding engraved overview map of Flanders and 24 folding plans of besieged cities, woodcut ornaments at beginning and end of each Journal, contemporary marbled leather with gilt back, 4to.

Several plans protruding with outer margins from bookblock and there raffled and discoloured by dust (1 plan with small tear); sl. browned; old note on endpaper; leather withered and scratched and with wormholes in top cover. Good copy. The siege of Flemish cities during the War of the Austrian Succession, with the text in the form of a Journal (varying from 2 to 10 pages) about the siege of each city, followed by the city plan, in chronological order: first Menin in May 1744 and last Maastricht in April 1748. Some of the other cities are of course Brussels and Antwerp and Bergen op Zoom, Oudenaarde and Ostend.

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