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Siege of Huy, 1694

Le Siege de Huÿ commencé le Septembre / 1694. et achevé le par S.A.S. le duc de / Holstein plöen 1694 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on coarse linen | Scale: not stated | RCIN 724067

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A map of the siege of Huy, 17-27 September 1694, by Allied forces, commanded by Johann Adolf, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön (1634-1704), resulting in the capitulation of the town by the French governor, de Regnac. Nine Years War (1688-97). Oriented with north to top.

The date of 17, rather than 22, September for the commencement of the siege is given in Childs, p.260.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters ‘WR’ and the initials ‘AJ’ below; countermark: two scroll letters C E?

    Mark, stamped: 47

    Condition: two fold lines; seven holes punched along left edge; eight holes punched along right edge. Verso: heavy surface dirt along right edge [see also RCINs 724053, 724060, 724062, 724064, 724065, 724066, 724068 for similar punched holes]

  • Scale: not stated

    47.2 x 60.6 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Le Siege de Huÿ commencé le Septembre / 1694. et achevé le par S.A.S. le duc de / Holstein plöen. [top centre]

    Additional text:

    [left centre, a key, A-H, to the towers, forts and batteries.]


    George III heading: Huy 22-27 Sep. 1694.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, in a modern hand?, black pencil:] ½; [top, right of centre, black pencil:] 1694; [bottom right, red pencil:] 3/151.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Huy Plan dessiné du Siege de Huy commencé le 22 et achevé le 27 de 1694 par le Duc de Holsten Plöen.

  • Probably from the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)
    Huy, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°31'08"N 05°13'58"E)
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    J. Childs, The Nine Years’ War and the British army, 1688-1697: the operations in the Low Countries, Manchester 1991, reprint 2013, p. 260

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