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

Jacques Harrewyn (1660-1727)

Brabant, 1703

LE DUCHÉ DE BRABANT / Presenté A SON EXCELLENCE / MONSEIGNEUR LE MARQUIS DE BEDMAR / Capitaine d’une... published 1703

Engraving with etching; printed on paper | Scale: 1:282,000 approx. | RCIN 725018

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A topographical map of Brabant with the positions of the encampments of the Allied and French armies annotated in manuscript. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with north to top.

The marquis of Bedmar was appointed Governor of the Province of Flanders on 30 March 1690; he was General Field Marshal and Governor General of the armies in the Spanish Netherlands. In 1701 he was appointed Commander General of the Netherlands.

The map extends from Kats (Zeeland, Netherlands 51°34'03N 03°53'05"E) in the north-west to approximately Paenderen (Pannerden, Gelderland, Netherlands 51°53'27"N 06°02'20"E) in the north-east, and from Boussoit (Walloon Region, Belgium 50°27'34"N 04°04'56"E) in the south-west to Liège (Walloon Region, Belgium 50°38'01"N 05°34'02"E) in the south to Hylvordt (Hilfarth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany 51°02'12"N 06°12'58"E) in the south-east.

The title appears bottom right, in cartouche surmounted by coat of arms, probably of Isidro de la Cueva y Enríquez (1652-1723) Marqués de Bedmar.

  • Jacques Harrewyn (1660-1727) (engraver) [bottom right of cartouche:] Harrewyn Sculpsit Brux.

    Eugène Henri Fricx (1644-1730) (cartographer) [bottom right of cartouche:] A Bruxelles chez / Eugene Henry Friex / ruë de la Madelene / M.DCC.III.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: eight fold lines; formerly folded to 14.4 x 12.2 cm; trimmed; worn along folds; four tears, three repaired with white paper strips. Verso: surface dirt on outer fold panels; ink smudges on verso

  • Scale: 1:282,000 approx. Scale bars: Lieües de Brabant, ou lieües de France d'une heure de chemin 20. un degré. [59 mm = 3]; Lieües communes de France 25. un degré [63 mm = 4].

    45.3 x 55.3 cm (neatline)

    46.5 x 56.5 cm (image)

    cropped (platemark)

    47.0 x 56.9 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    LE DUCHÉ DE BRABANT / Presenté A SON EXCELLENCE / MONSEIGNEUR LE MARQUIS DE BEDMAR / Capitaine d’une Compagnie de Cavalerie Cuirassiers Gardes anciennes / de Castille, Commandeur de l’Orcajo de las Torres de l’Ordre de S t: Jaques, / Gentil-homme de la Chambre du Roy et Commandant General des Pays-bas. / Par son trés-humble et / très-obeissant serviteur / Eugene Henry Friex. [bottom right, in cartouche surmounted by coat of arms, probably of Isidro de la Cueva y Enríquez (1652-1723) Marqués de Bedmar]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampments in Brabant in 1703.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [black pencil, red, green and black ink lines representing encampments are drawn across the face of the map, annotated with dates.] [Bottom left, black pencil:] 9. (Verso) [left, centre, ink:] Lhuisle; [right, ink:] BRABANT; [top right, ink:] HIX; [bottom, right of centre, red pencil:] 4/20 [and, black pencil:] V/18.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Friex's Map of the Duchy of Brabant, 1703: with the Encampments of the Allied and French Armies in 1703 in MS. [The same entry appears under the heading Brabant.]

  • Probably 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)

    North Brabant, Netherlands

    Flemish Brabant Province, Flanders, Belgium

    Walloon Brabant Province, Walloon Region, Belgium

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    J.M.T. Chicharro, 'La Casa de la Cueva en el Bedmar del S.XVIII', Revista de Estudios sobre Sierra Mágina, Sumuntán, no.14, 2001, pp.63-74