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

Pierre Husson (1678-1733)

Battle of Toulon, 1707

PLAN / de la Ville et de la Rade / de / TOULON / Assiegée par l’Armeé des Alliés; le [space] Aout 1707 / Sous le Command[space]ement de Son Altesse Royalee le Duc de / Savoye. Son Altesse le Prince Eugene de Savoye. et... 1707 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand-coloured | Scale: 1:38,000 approx. | RCIN 725100

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A map of the siege and Battle of Toulon, fought between 29 July and 21 August 1707 by the French and Spanish armies, commanded by Marshal René de Froulay de Tessé (1648-1725), and the Allied army (Austria, Netherlands, Duchy of Savoy, Great Britain) commanded by Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy (1666-1732) and Prince Eugène of Savoy (1663-1736), and the Allied ships, commanded by Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell (1650-1707), resulting in a French victory. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with north to top (cardinal points).

  • Husson: The Hague (Pierre Husson (1678-1733)) (publisher) [left, below title:] A la Haye Chez Pierre Husson.

  • Watermark: none

    Condition: one fold line, repaired on verso by two paper strips. Verso: remains of guard; bottom right of centre, water-stained patch, remains and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:38,000 approx. Een Uur Gaans Echelle 1 Lieue [126 mm =].

    37.9 x 48.6 cm (neatline)

    38.4 x 49.1 cm (image)

    38.7 x 49.4 cm (platemark)

    44.1 x 57.5 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN / de la Ville et de la Rade / de / TOULON / Assiegée par l’Armeé des Alliés; le [space] Aout 1707 / Sous le Command[space]ement de Son Altesse Royalee le Duc de / Savoye. Son Altesse le Prince Eugene de Savoye. et / Son Altesse Serenissime le Prince Hereditaire de / Hesse Cassel par Terre; et Par le Chevalier.s Shovel Vice / Amiral de la Grande Bretagne et M.r de Gent Vice / Amiral de Hollande par Mer. [left]

    Inset:

    [top left:] TOULON, / Ville forte, Fameux Port sur la Mer Mediterranée / du Comte, de Provence Située a 43. degrez.6.min / de Latitude et a 24 degrez 5 minutes de / Longitude avec titre de Eveché.
    Scale: 1:5,000 approx.
    Size: 19.7 x 20.2 cm (neatline).

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Toulon August 1707.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, inside map frame, black pencil, in Mason or Schultz's hand?:] 3/14. (Verso) [bottom, left of centre, black pencil, in Mason's hand?, partly cropped:] 14 [and, crossed out:] [?126]; [top right, ink over pencil:] 20.; [right centre, red pencil:] 10; [bottom right, black pencil, partly erased:] Le Toulon August 1707.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Toulon Plan de la Ville et de la Rade de Toulon assiegée par l'Armée des Alliés au mois d'Aout 1707: 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)

    Toulon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (43°07'00"N 05°56'00"E)