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Fricx: Rue de la Magdaleine, Brussels (Eugène Henri Fricx (January 1644-18 December 1730))

Siege of Ath, 1706

PLAN DES ENVIRONS D’ATH / ASSIEGÉ PAR LES TROUPPES DES ALLIÉS / ET PRIS LE 2 OCTOBRE 1706 published 1707

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; laid down on coarse linen | Scale: 1:23,000 approx. | RCIN 725085

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A map of the siege of Ath by the Allied army, commanded by Henry, Count of Nassau, Lord of Overkirk [Hendrik van Nassau, Heer van Ouderkerk (1640-1708)], from 20 September to the surrender of the French garrison on 2 October 1706. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with west-north-west to top.

The perimeter of the map is marked by numerous buildings annotated as ‘cense’ (estate), and the line of circumvallation passes through or near the following settlements Maffle (50°37'04"N 03°48'11"E), Arbre (50°36'37"N 03°48'54"E), Tongre S.t Martin (Tongre-Saint-Martin 50°35'11"N 03°47'25"E), Vilé St Aimant (Villers-Saint-Amand 50°37'21"N 03°43'53"E), Herbaix (Rebaix 50°39'35"N 03°46'59"E), Isier (Isières 50°39'47"N 03°49'09"E).

The detail of this map is closely similar to that of RCIN 725084 and may be a copy of it, or vice versa.

  • Fricx: Rue de la Magdaleine, Brussels (Eugène Henri Fricx (January 1644-18 December 1730)) (publisher) [bottom right, below other text:] a Bruxelles Chez Eug: Henrÿ Fricx Imp: du Roÿ. 1707.

  • Watermark: none

    Condition: four fold lines; dirt marks; brown stains. Verso: brown stains and foxing; top left, water-stained patch from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:23,000 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de 3000 Pas [109 mm =]

    34.0 x 45.2 cm (image and neatline)

    36.2 x 47.9 cm (platemark)

    37.3 x 49.3 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN DES ENVIRONS D’ATH / ASSIEGÉ PAR LES TROUPPES DES ALLIÉS / ET PRIS LE 2 OCTOBRE 1706. [top left, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [top left, below title: a key, A-G to the camp, line of circumvallation, trenches, town of Ath and its gates.] [Bottom right, in rectangular panel, a key, 1-57 to the names of the regiments:] LES TROUPPES POUR L’ATTAQUE / 38. Bataillons & 26. Esquadrons.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Ath 20 Sept.r - 2 Oct. 1706.

    Other anotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 53. (Verso) [bottom, left of centre, ink or black pencil, in Schultz or Mason's hand?, obscured by linen:] L' Ath 2d Octr 1706; [bottom left, black pencil:] 40; [bottom right, ink, obscured by linen:] C; [centre, red pencil:] 40.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Ath Plan des Environs d'Ath, assiegée par les Alliés le 20 de Sept.re et prise le 2 d'Oct.re 1706: chez Friex, 1707.

  • 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)

    Ath, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°37'45"N 03°46'40"E)