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Sieges, marches, encampments and battles in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands

Pierre Husson (1678-1733)

Battle of Blenheim and Höchstädt, 1704

LA BATTAILLE / DE HOECHSTEDT / Remporte par le hauté Alliez sur les / Francois et les Bavarois / le 13 Aout 1704 1704 or later

Etching with some engraving; printed on paper; hand-coloured | Scale: not stated. 1:75,000 approx. | RCIN 725038

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A map of part of Bavaria, with the Battle of Blenheim fought on 13 August 1704 between the Allies (England, Holy Roman Empire, Dutch Republic and Denmark-Norway), commanded by General John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) and Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736), and France and the Electorate of Bavaria, commanded by Marshal Camill d'Hostun de la Baume, duc de Tallard (1652-1728), resulting in an Allied victory. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with south-west to top (cardinal points).

  • Husson: The Hague (Pierre Husson (1678-1733)) (publisher) [top left, following on from title:] a la Haye chez Pierre Husson Marchand Libraire.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: no fold lines; trimmed around edges. Verso: remains of guard, this appears to include a border from another map; induced discolouration; bottom left: remains and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: not stated. 1:75,000 approx.

    44.1 x 27.0 cm (neatline)

    44.4 x 27.4 cm (image)

    45.0 x 27.9 cm (platemark)

    47.3 x 30.2 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    LA BATTAILLE / DE HOECHSTEDT / Remporte par le hauté Alliez sur les / Francois et les Bavarois / le 13 Aout 1704. [top left, in cartouche showing the Holy Roman Emperor represented by an eagle, the French by the sun, the English by a unicorn stamping on the Bavarians, and the Dutch by a lion holding down a cockerel representing Tallard, while the escaping cockerel represents the fleeing Marsin]

    Additional text:

    [top left, below title and imprint, a key A-G:] Explication du Cartouche. [Bottom right, a key to the map, AA-II, CC not used.]


    George III heading: Battle of Blenheim 13 August 1704.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom left, ink, cropped and illegible]; [top right, ink, cropped and illegible]. (Verso) [bottom right, black pencil:] 15; [centre, red pencil:] 15.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Blenheim Plan de la Bataille de Hochstedt remportée par les Hauts Alliés sur les Francois et Bavarois le 13 Aout 1704; chez Husson.

  • 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)

    Blindheim, Bavaria, Germany (48°37'53"N 10°37'11"E)

    Höchstädt an der Donau, Bavaria, Germany (48°36'40"N 10°34'05"E)