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Ostend, 1706 1706 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on two sheets of paper, joined | Scale: not stated. 1:8,000 approx. | RCIN 725072

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A map of Ostend and environs, besieged by the Allied army, commanded by Henry, Count of Nassau, Lord of Overkirk [Hendrik van Nassau, Heer van Ouderkerk (1640-1708)], from 7 June to its surrender on 8 July 1706. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with north to top (compass rose).

A finely executed drawing which shows similar details to the maps at RCINs 725069-71. There is no lettering or explanation to the map.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Double-headed eagle, crown above, heart-shaped shield with device on breast of bird; countermark, all within a rounded rectangular cartouche, the letters: B (followed by a heart) G (or C) O L O (the remainder cropped) [similar to Heawood 1323]

    Mark, stamped: 101

    Condition: three fold lines. Verso: worn and surface dirt; bottom, right of centre, shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: not stated. 1:8,000 approx.

    56.6 x 70.8 cm (neatline)

    57.3 x 73.1 cm (image)

    58.3 x 76.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    None

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Ostend 17 June - 8 July 1706.

    Other anotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] 30; [left of centre, black pencil:] Ostende 1706; [top right, black pencil, erased and partly illegible:] Ostende 45; [right of centre, red pencil:] 30.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Ostend Plan dessiné du Siege d'Ostende en 1706.

  • 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)

    Oostende, Flanders, Belgium (51°13'24"N 02°54'42"E)