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Luxembourg, 1684

Plan de Luxembourg / avec Les attaques 1684 or later

Pencil, pen and red and black ink on four sheets of oiled paper, joined | Scale: 1:3,000 approx. | RCIN 724025.b

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A plan of the siege of Spanish-controlled Luxembourg (27 April-7 June 1684), by the French, commanded by Marshal François de Créquy (1625-87) and Sébastien Le Prestre, marquis de Vauban (1633-1707), resulting in a French victory. War of the Reunions (1683-4). Oriented with south to top. 

The plan shows the outlines of the city and buildings in surrounding settlements in red ink. Siege works, encampments (with regimental names), positions of batteries and redoubts, together with the wall of circumvallation, are drawn in black ink. Two divergent grids are superimposed on the plan. One is drawn in red ink (a different red to that used for the plan) and the other is in black ink and pencil. The squares of these grids are not uniform in size and any purpose they may have had, apart from copying, is not known.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: some foxing, slight crumpling to left and top edge

  • Scale: 1:3,000 approx. Scale bars: [two scale bars, units of measurement not stated.] 122 mm = 500 [pas?].

    72.4 x 99.0 cm (sheet, irregular size, maximum dimensions)

  • Printed title:

    Plan de Luxembourg / avec Les attaques [bottom left]

    Annotations:

    None

    George III catalogue entry:

    Luxembourg A drawn Plan of Luxembourg besieged by the French under the command of Marshal Crequi on the 8.th of May and taken on the 4.th of June 1684. 4 sheets.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Luxembourg, capital of Luxembourg (49°36ʹ42ʺN 06°07ʹ48ʺE)

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