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Contemporary prints and maps of the battles and sieges of the Eighty Years War

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Schenkenschanz, 1635

Kort ende doch vvaerachtighe / Beschryvinghe, van het Fort van / Schencken-Schants, hoe die door een / secreten Aenslagh van de Koningh- / schen in-genomen den 28. Julij, / en nu weder van den Door- / Iuchtigen Prins... 1635 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; letterpress text is printed on a separate sheet, joined to map; laid down on paper | 17.2 x 22.4 cm (neatline) | RCIN 722096

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A medium-high oblique view/map together with a view of the fortress taken from the Rhine; with letterpress text describing the early stages of the Dutch siege of the Spanish-held fortress of Schenkenschanz at the end of July 1635, begun by Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (29 January 1584-14 March 1647) and carried on by his cousin, John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen (17 June 1604-20 December 1679). Eighty Years War (1568-1648). Oriented with north-east to top.

  • Anonymous (printmaker)

  • Watermark: Map: none visible. Text: vase with flower. Mount: none visible.

    Condition: two fold lines; text is cropped at the bottom, perhaps cutting off the imprint

  • 17.2 x 22.4 cm (neatline)

    17.7 x 22.7 cm (platemark)

    33.4 x 23.8 cm (sheet)

    44.3 x 29.1 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    Kort ende doch vvaerachtighe / Beschryvinghe, van het Fort van / Schencken-Schants, hoe die door een / secreten Aenslagh van de Koningh- / schen in-genomen den 28. Julij, / en nu weder van den Door- / Iuchtigen Prins belegert / is, den 30. Julij 1635. [on letterpress text]

    Inset:

    [below the map, engraved on the same copperplate, a view of the fortress, taken from the Rhine side:] Vertooninge der Schants na der Rein sijden 

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Schenken-schantz 1635. Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Schenken-schantz A small Plan and View with a Description of Schenken schantz taken by surprize by the Spaniards on the 28th, and besieged by the Prince of Orange on the 30.th of July 1635.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Schenkenschanz, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (51°50ʹ09ʺN 06°06ʹ37ʺE)

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