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Charles Inselin (1673-c.1750)

Encampments at Mantua, 1702

LE SERAGLIO et les environs de MANTOÜE published 1702

Engraving; printed on paper | Scale: 1:210,000 approx. | RCIN 725008

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A map of the area around Mantua showing the towns, drainage, marshes and encampments of the French and Imperial armies in 1702. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with north to top (cardinal points).

The map extends from Goitto (Goito 45°15'17"N 10°40'19"E) in the north-west to Cerca (Cerea 45°11'31"N 11°12'37"E) in the north-east, and from Dosolo (44°57'12"N 10°38'15"E) in the south-west to Dosso del Inferno (44°59'01"N 11°12'21"E) in the south-east.

  • Charles Inselin (1673-c.1750) (engraver)

    Nicolas de Fer (1646-1720) (publisher and cartographer) [bottom centre, at foot of cartouche:] Par N. de Fer. / Geographe de sa Majesté Catolique et de / Monseigneur le Dauphin. Avec privilege / du Roy 1702. / Gravé par C. Inselin.

  • Watermark: Indistinct: letters in a cartouche

    Condition: no fold lines; trimmed

  • Scale: 1:210,000 approx. Scale bar: Echelle Six Milles d'Italie [53 mm =].

    21.0 x 31.7 cm (neatline)

    23.2 x 32.9 cm (image)

    25.4 x 36.3 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    LE SERAGLIO et les environs de MANTOÜE [top, in rectangular panel across top of map]

    Additional text:

    [bottom centre, in cartouche representing draped cloth:] LE SERAGLIO / Les Anciens Romains avoient Fermé de Mur / railles l'espace qui est depuis Cerese Jusque a / la Fossa Girardo, et c'estoit ce Parc, qui a êté / dêtruit, qu'on apelloit Seraglio. Ce nom est / donné aujourd'huy Indiferament par le public / au Territoire renfermé par le Lac de Mantoue / au Septentrion, au Midy par le Po. a l'Orient / par le bas Mincio et a l'Occident par la / Fossa Maestra.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampments near Mantua in 1702.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [a tributary of the Oglio River is named, in ink:] Secchia R. (Verso) [top left, ink:] 801; [top left, black pencil, mostly erased:] IV/7; [top right, black pencil, erased:] Mantua; [bottom right, red pencil:] 4/12-1; [bottom right, black pencil, erased:] V/[7].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Le Seraglio et les Environs de Mantoue, avec les Campemens de l'Armée Imperiale et de celle des Alliés en 1702: par N. de Fer, 1702.

  • 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)

    Mantova, Lombardy, Italy (45°09'37"N 10°47'52"E)