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

Eugène Henri Fricx (January 1644-18 December 1730)

Battle of Ramillies, 1706

PLAN / DE la situation où la Bataille de Ramillies s’est donnée par l’Armée des Alliés, commandée / par Son Altesse le Duc de Marlborough, Prince du Saint Empire, etc. & Son Excellence / Mons.r d’Ouverkerke, contre... 1706 or later

Engraved and etched map and letterpress text printed on same sheet of paper | Scale: not stated. 1:22,000 approx. | RCIN 725067

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A map of the marches and camps of the French and Allied armies towards the Battle of Ramillies, fought on 23 May 1706 between the Allied army (English, Dutch Republic, and Danish), commanded by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) and Henry, Count of Nassau and Lord of Overkirk [Hendrik van Nassau, Heer van Ouderkerk (1640-1708)], and the French and Spanish, with the Electorate of Bavaria, commanded by the duc de Villeroi (1644-1730), and Maximilian II, Elector of Bavaria (1662-1726), resulting in an Allied victory. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with west to top (compass rose).

The map extends approximately from Judoigne la Souveraine (Jodoigne-Souveraine 50°42'33"N 04°50'15"E) in the north-west to Orp le Petit (Orp-le-Petit 50°41'45"N 04°59'11"E) in the north-east, and from Taviers (50°37'02"N 04°55'50"E) in the south-west to Wasseiges (50°37'18"N 05°00'19"E) in the south-east.

  • Fricx: Rue de la Magdaleine, Brussels (Eugène Henri Fricx (January 1644-18 December 1730)) (publisher) [bottom of title panel:] A BRUXELLES, Chez EUGENE HENRY FRICX. [bottom of letterpress description:] A BRUXELLES, Chez EUGENE HENRY FRICX. / Rüe de la Madelaine.

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

    Condition: one fold line; tears along left edge repaired on the verso with paper strips, the adhesive showing through on the recto. Verso and recto: a badly water-stained patch, and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: not stated. 1:22,000 approx.

    31.9 x 45.5 cm (neatline)

    44.8 x 46.1 cm (image)

    32.6 x 46.1 cm (image of map alone)

    34.0 x 46.7 cm (platemark)

    56.0 x 48.1 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN / DE la situation où la Bataille de Ramillies s’est donnée par l’Armée des Alliés, commandée / par Son Altesse le Duc de Marlborough, Prince du Saint Empire, etc. & Son Excellence / Mons.r d’Ouverkerke, contre celle des deux Couronnes, commandée par Son Altesse Electo- / rale le Duc de Baviere, & le Mareschal de Villeroy, le 23. du mois de May 1706. [letterpress text pasted inside engraved rectangular border at bottom right of map]

    Additional text:

    [below title, a key, A-I, K-S, to the various parts of the armies during the engagement.] [Below map, letterpress description of the battle:] RELATION / De la Bataille de Ramillies ...

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Ramelies 23 May 1706.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, ink, in Schultz's hand?:] D.a. Netherlands; [top right, ink, erased:] [?C.]; [top right, black pencil, erased:] 19. [the figure ‘1’ may have been made into a ‘3’]; [right centre, red pencil:] 26; [top, right of centre, black pencil, illegible]; [bottom, left of centre, black pencil, cropped and illegible].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Ramelies Plan de la situation où la Bataille de Ramillies s'est donnée par l'Armée des Alliés contre celle des deux Couronnes, le 23 de May 1706: avec une Relation, chez Friex.

  • 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)

    Ramillies, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°38'02"N 04°54'04"E)