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Jan van Call (1656-1705/06)

Flanders and the Battle of Eckeren, 1703

CARTE / d’une partie de la Flandre &c / ou l’on voit les Lignes que les François y / ont faites depuis Gand jusque a l’Escaut / avec plusieurs Forts êlevez depuis peu en / ce pais la. L’on y a marqué... 1703 or later

Engraving and etching; printed on paper | Scale: 1:130,000 approx. | RCIN 725024

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A map of part of Flanders showing the French lines north of Ghent, south of Hulst and north of Antwerp, and the attacks of General Sparr south of Hulst and of General Coehoorn south-west of Lillo in June 1703, as well as 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 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-north-west to top.

The map extends from Bochante (Boekhoute, Flanders, Belgium 51°15'30"N 03°43'04"E) in the north-west to Santvliet (Zandvliet, Flanders, Belgium 51°21'33"N 04°18'35"E) and Capelle (Kapellen, Flanders, Belgium 51°18'49"N 04°26'07"E) in the north-east, and from Meerlebeck (Merelbeke, Flanders, Belgium 50°59'40"N 03°44'46"E) in the south-west to Waelhem (Walem, Flanders, Belgium 51°04'01"N 04°27'30"E) in the south-east.

  • Jan van Call (1656-1705/06) (engraver)

    Anna Beek (1657-1717) (cartographer and publisher) [top right, following on from title, in title panel:] à la Haie chez Anna Beek, avec Privileg: / I V Call in.

  • Watermark: The letter P combined with an L, with a diagonal stroke rising to the right from the base of the L [similar to Heawood 3020]

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

  • Scale: 1:130,000 approx. Scale bars: 1400 Vlaamsche Roeden, van 14 voet de Roede [51 mm =]; 1000 Brabansche Roeden, van 20 Voet de Roede [50 mm =]; Schaale van een Brabansche Mylle. [51 mm =].

    33.1 x 51.2 cm (neatline)

    33.6 x 51.6 cm (image)

    34.6 x 52.4 cm (platemark)

    37.2 x 55.1 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    CARTE / d’une partie de la Flandre &c / ou l’on voit les Lignes que les François y / ont faites depuis Gand jusque a l’Escaut / avec plusieurs Forts êlevez depuis peu en / ce pais la. L’on y a marqué aussi le Champs / de la Choque d’Eckeren & les Attaques / de Mons.r Coehoorn. & de Mons.r Sparr / qui forcerent les susdites Lignes &c. [top right, in rectangular panel]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Lines in Flanders in 1703.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, in title, after ‘d'Eckeren’, a date in ink:] 29 June 1703. (Verso) [bottom right, ink:] ½A; [bottom right, black pencil, beneath 1st inscription:] 3; [right centre, red pencil:] 5.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Lines Carte d'une partie de la Flandre où l'on voit les Lignes que les Francois y ont faites depuis Gand jusqu'a l'Escaut avec plusieurs Forts elevés depuis peu, et où est aussi marqué les Champs du Choc d'Eckeren et les Attaques de Mess.rs Coehorn et Sparr qui forcerent les susdites Lignes 1703: chez A. Beek. [The same entry appears under the heading Flanders.]

  • 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)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    J. Falkner, Marlborough's Wars Eyewitness Accounts 1702-1713, Barnsley 2005, pp. 30-33