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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

André Joseph Panckoucke (1703-53)

Siege of Tournai, 1745


Engraving; printed on paper; hand-coloured | Scale: 1:9,600 approx. | RCIN 729080

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A map of the siege of Tournai by the French, under the command of Count Löwendahl, from 30 April to its capitulation on 21 May 1745. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north-east to top (cardinal points).

A detailed engraving of Vauban's fortifications on the west side of Tournai, showing the trenches and parallels extending from Froienne (Froyennes 50°37'18"N 03°21'16"E) and Orcq (50°36'11"N 03°20'57"E) to the hornworks of the fortified walls. Greater detail is given in the insets. The siege of Tournai was the prelude to the Battle of Fontenoy on 11 May.

  • André Joseph Panckoucke (1703-53) (publisher)

    Giles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766) (publisher) [bottom right:] SE VEND / A Lille chés A.J. Panckoucke Libraire / proche l'hôtel de Ville. / et A Paris Chés le S.r Robert Geog. ord. / du Roi, Quai de l'horloge du Palais.

  • Watermark: Cross with indistinct device to each side, a bleeding heart below, all within a circle, the word AUVERGNE in a separate cartouche below; countermark: [in a rounded end rectangular cartouche]: A [followed by a heart with a crown above] VIMAL FIN [the ‘N’ is written in reverse]

    Condition: one fold line; a small hole, bottom left, outside left border; induced discolouration recto and verso. Verso: brown stains; bottom, right of centre: water-stained patch, shadow and ghosting from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:9,600 approx. Scale bar: Echelle [61 mm =] 300 tois.

    40.0 x 53.4 cm (image and neatline)

    46.0 x 66.4 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN DES ATTAQUES DE LA VILLE / ET CITADELLE DE TOURNAY [top, left of centre in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    Renvoi des Batteries de la Ville [and] Renvoi des Batteries de la Citadelle [top, below title, in rectangular panels, keys to the locations and calibres of the cannon]; Remarques [and] Nota. [below keys]


    George III heading: Tournay 1 May-19 June 1745.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom, left of centre, black pencil, in Schultz's or or Mason's hand?]:] 22; [top right, black pencil, erased and illegible:] [1745?]; [top right, black pencil, erased and partly illegible, [in Schultz's or Mason's hand?:] 41.?; [top, right of centre, black pencil, erased and illegible]; [right centre, red pencil:] 22.


    [top left, larger-scale plan:] RENVOI DES ATTAQUES / DE LA VILLE [top right, a larger-scale plan:] RENVOI DES ATTAQUES / DE LA CITADELLE.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Tournay Plan des Attques de la Ville et Citadelle de Tournay aux mois de May et Juin 1745: chez Panckoucke et Robert, 1745.

  • 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)

    Tournai, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°36'25"N 03°23'21"E)

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