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Maps, prints and letterpress text covering the major battles and sieges

Simon Maupin (?1590-1668)

France and Italy, 1629-1640

CAMPAGNE DE / LOUIS XIII / 1629, 40 1629 or later

Fifteen etched and engraved views/maps, printed on paper, and guarded into the volume | 45.3 x 32.3 cm (album) | RCIN 722039

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A printed volume of maps showing the campaigns of Louis XIII in France and Italy from 1629 to 1640.

One volume of fifteen maps, each mounted on guards. Full brown leather binding. Upper and lower boards with a centrepiece comprising the stamped and gold tooled coat of arms of George III within a rectangular border of three gold tooled lines with cornerpieces of a crown above a monogram of two entwined letters 'CC'; with a border of two gold tooled lines. Spine with six raised bands between which are gold tooled filigree designs with a smaller version of the upper and lower board 'CC' monograms; title stamped in gold on two black leather panels: 'CAMPAGNE DE / LOUIS XIII' and '1629, 40'; gold filigree designs along the length of the edges of the boards. Two blank leaves at beginning; three blank leaves at end. The inside of the upper and lower lower boards is covered with English letterpress text which is obscured by a blank pastedown; very faint red and blue marbling to head, fore and tail edges. Bookplate of Queen Victoria on front pastedown. Fifteen engraved views/maps, printed on paper, and guarded into the volume.

  • Simon Maupin (?1590-1668) (draughtsman)

    Melchior Tavernier (1594-1665) (publisher)

    ? Abraham Bosse (1604-76) (printmaker)

    ? Jean de Beins (1577-1651) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: all maps: large coat of arms. Blank leaves at beginning and end: bunch of grapes and indecipherable monogram

    Condition: upper board detached; brown staining to blank leaves and maps, some worm holes

  • 45.3 x 32.3 cm (album)

  • Lettered:

    CAMPAGNE DE / LOUIS XIII / 1629, 40 [on spine]

    Annotations:

    George III heading [in black pencil on front pastedown:] II/39 Millitary. Campaigns of Louis XIII in France and Italy from 1629 to 1640.

    Other annotations [on front pastedown, former library pressmarks, black pencil:] 4/23-1 [and] I.11.D. [and the RCIN]; [top right, recto of first front leave, black pencil, erased:] II/[?] [and, centre:] 70.

    K. Mil. Dummy sheet:

    Title [ink:] Campagnes de Louis XIII – 1629 – 40 (Les Plans des Sieges et Batailles données / en France et en Italie par le Roy Louis XIII depuis 1629 jusqu'à 1640.) / One Volume Folio … [bp:] 5 I 3 [black pencil, in a modern hand:] Upper Library Rm I-II-D. Old heading: Campaigns of Louis XIII in France and Italy from 1629-1640. Watermark BUDGEN & WILMOTT / 1810. Dimensions: 47.1 x 32.7 cm (sheet).

    George III catalogue entry:

    France Campagnes de Louis XIII (Les Plans des Sieges et des Batailles données en France et en Italie par le Roy Louis XIII depuis 1629 jusques a 1640) Fol.

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

Page revisions

? Melchior Tavernier (1594-1665)

Siege of Corbie, 1636

PLAN DE CORBIE

? Melchior Tavernier (1594-1665)

Siege of Leucate, 1637

PLAN DE LAVCATE

? Melchior Tavernier (1594-1665)

Siege of Breisach, 1638