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Nicolaas Visscher II (1649-1702)

Siege of Barcelona, 1706

LE PLAN DE BARCELONNE / ET DE SES ENVIRONS. / Très-exactement Levés sur les Lieux, par un Ingenieur, / en 1706. // PLATTE GROND, DER STERCKE STAD, en ... 1720 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | Scale: 1:18,000 approx. | RCIN 725060

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A map of the siege of Barcelona, 3-27 April 1706, by the Franco-Spanish army, commanded by Philip V of Spain (1683-1746) and Marshal René de Froulay de Tessé (1648-1725), resulting in a victory for the English-led Allied garrison. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with north-west to top.

When Nicolaas Visscher died in 1702, his business was continued by his widow, Elizabeth Verseyl (?-1726). The business was wound up in 1720 after which some of Visscher's copperplates were acquired by Petrus Schenk II. This map of Barcelona was originally published by Visscher, possibly in the late 1690s and then brought up to date by Schenk.

  • Nicolaas Visscher II (1649-1702) (publisher) [top left, folowing on from French title:] Mis au jour, à Amsterdam par Nicolas Visscher, avec Privilege.

    Peter Schenk, the younger (1693-1775) (publisher) [top left, following on from Dutch title:] naa t’ Origineel / geteekent, en uyt gegeven tot Amsteldam / door Nicolaus Visscher, met Privilegie. / Nunc apud Petrum Schenk Junior.

  • Watermark: None

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

  • Scale: 1:18,000 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de quatre Cent Toises [44 mm =].

    39.5 x 52.8 cm (neatline)

    39.9 x 53.2 cm (image)

    40.6 x 54.0 cm (platemark)

    45.7 x 61.0 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    LE PLAN DE BARCELONNE / ET DE SES ENVIRONS. / Très-exactement Levés sur les Lieux, par un Ingenieur, / en 1706. // PLATTE GROND, DER STERCKE STAD, en CASTEEL / BARCELONA, / En de omleggende Plaatsen, [in French and Dutch; top left in cartouche]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Barcelona 3 April - 12 May 1706.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) bottom, left of centre, black pencil crossed out in black pencil:] 134; [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] 22; [top, right of centre, black pencil, faint:] Barcelona; [top right, black pencil:] 1706; [bottom right, black pencil, cropped:] 9 [or g]; [right centre, red pencil:] 18.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Barcelona Plan de Barcelone et de ses Environs avec les attaques en 1706, chez Visscher et Schenk.

  • 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)

    Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain (41°23'19"N 02°09'32"W)