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Frederick Thomas Ivoy (1663-1727)

Battle of Eckeren, 1703

PLAN / De la Bataille d’Eeckeren donnée entre l’Armée des / Hauts Alliés et des deux Couronnes entre Muysebroeck, / Wilmerdonck et Orderen le 30. Juin 1703. sous le / Commandement du General Obdam published 1712

Etched and engraved map and letterpress text printed on the same sheet of paper | Scale: not stated.1:48,000 approx. | RCIN 725025

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A map of the Battle of Eckeren [Ekeren], fought on 30 June 1703 between the French and Spanish, commanded by Louis François, duc de Boufflers (1644-1711), François de Neufville, 2nd duc de Villeroi (1644-1730) and Isidro de la Cueva y Enríquez (1652-1723) marquis of Bedmar, and the Dutch, commanded by Generals Jacob van Waassenaer Obdam (1645-1714) and Frederik Johan van Baer, Lord of Slangenburg (1645-1713), resulting in a Franco-Spanish victory. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with north to top.

Wilmerdonck is to the west of Ekeren and is now under the 1960s port development of Antwerp; the place-name is preserved in the 'Torenkerk Wilmarsdonk' at about 51°16'32"N 04°22'31"E, and the ‘Wilmarsdonksteenweg’.

  • Frederick Thomas Ivoy (1663-1727) (surveyor)

    Jacques Harrewyn (1660-1727) (engraver)

    Fricx: Rue de la Magdaleine, Brussels (Eugène Henri Fricx (January 1644-18 December 1730)) (publisher) [[bottom left, following on from title, in title cartouche:] Dessiné sur le lieu par Mons.r Ivoy Quartier Maistre General des Troupes des Provinces Unies. / A Bruxelles / Chez Eugene Henry Fricx Rue / de la Madeleine. / Harrewyn fecit.]

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys; countermark: IP

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: bottom, right of centre, water-stained patch, shadow and ghosting from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: not stated.1:48,000 approx.

    30.0 x 43.1 cm (image and neatline of map)

    30.4 x 43.7 cm (platemark)

    56.3 x 48.2 cm (sheet)

    18.8 x 44.8 cm (image of text)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN / De la Bataille d’Eeckeren donnée entre l’Armée des / Hauts Alliés et des deux Couronnes entre Muysebroeck, / Wilmerdonck et Orderen le 30. Juin 1703. sous le / Commandement du General Obdam. [bottom left, in cartouche representing a stone plinth with fallen standards around the base]

    Additional text:

    [below map, letterpress text:] PLAN / De la Bataille de Wilmerdonck près d’Eeckeren donnée le 30. Juin 1703. entre les Armées des Haut-Alliés & des deux Couronnes ... [followed by an long explanatory key, A-I, K-T, V-BB, to the map.] A BRUXELLES, Chez EUGENE HENRY FRICX, Imprimeur de sa Majesté. 1712.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Eeckeren 30 June 1703.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [in engraved title panel, following imprint, ink:] 1703. (Verso) [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] 4; [top left, ink, in Schultz's hand?]: Netherlands b.; [top, right of centre, black pencil:] B of Eeckeren June 30 1703; [top right, ink:] D.[?3.]; [top right, ink, erased:] an illegible number; [top right, black pencil:] 25.; [right centre, red pencil:] 4.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Eeckeren Plan de la Bataille d'Eekeren donnée entre l'Armée des Hauts Alliés et des deux Couronnes, entre Muysebroeck, Wilmerdonck et Orderen, le 30 Juin 1703, sous le commandement du General Obdam; par M.r Ivoy, avec une Relation, chez Friex, 1712.

  • 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)

    Ekeren, Flanders, Belgium (51°16'51"N 04°25'05"E)