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Sieges, marches, encampments and battles in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands

Pieter van Call (active 1706-15)

Siege of Barcelona, 1706

Plan de la Ville de / BARCELONE / et Chateau de / MONT IUY / avec les approches de l’Armee / de France sous les ordres de / Monsieur le Mareschall / Comte de Tessë 1706 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand-coloured; a small paper flap is attached to the map to show different battery positions near the castle (letter M) | Scale: 1:9,000 approx. | RCIN 725059

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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.

The ‘Mont Iuy’ referred to in the title is Montjuïc (41°21'48"N 02°09'56"E).

  • Pieter van Call (active 1706-15) (engraver) [top right, bottom of key:] P V Cal Fecit

    Alexander Forbes (active 1706) (cartographer) [bottom right:] Alex.r Forbes.

    Anna Beek (1657-1717) (publisher) [top left, bottom of cartouche:] a la Haye chez Anna Beek / avec Privilegie.

  • Watermark: none

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: induced discolouration; remains of guard [made from an offcut of a map?]; some offsetting

  • Scale: 1:9,000 approx. Scale bar: Eschelle [sic] de 1000 pas Geometriques [164 mm =].

    43.4 x 57.5 cm (neatline)

    44.1 x 58.3 cm (image)

    45.2 x 59.6 cm (platemark)

    48.6 x 61.1 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Plan de la Ville de / BARCELONE / et Chateau de / MONT IUY / avec les approches de l’Armee / de France sous les ordres de / Monsieur le Mareschall / Comte de Tessë. [top left, in cartouche representing draped fringed material embellished by the artefacts of war, cannons, standards, drums, etc. ]

    Additional text:

    [top left, in title cartouche, two paragraphs follow on from title:] depuis le commencement d’Avril jusqu' / au douxieme de May qu'ils ont leve / le siege a minuit, ayant fait sauter / une partie de Mont Iuy et abandonné / presque toutes leurs Canons, ammu = / nitions et provisions ... 1706. [top right, in cartouche, a key, A-I, L-T, X-Z to the town, batteries, etc:] EXPLICATION.


    George III heading: Barcelona 5 April - 12 May 1706.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, ink:] F. (Verso) [bottom, left of centre, black pencil crossed out in black pencil:] 133; [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] 21; [top right, ink, crossed out in ink:] 16.; [top right, black pencil:] 1706; [right centre, red pencil:] 17; [bottom right, black pencil, erased and partly legible:] Barcelona April 1706; [bottom right, black pencil:] 8; [top, right of centre, black pencil, erased:] Barcelona.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Barcelona Plan de la Ville de Barcelone et Chateau de Mont Juy, avec les approches de l'Armée de France sous le Marechal de Tessé depuis le 3 d'Avril jusqu'au 12 de May 1706, quand le Siege fut levé: par Alex. Forbes, chez A. Beek.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)


  • Subject(s)

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