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

Eugène Henri Fricx (January 1644-18 December 1730)

Siege of Douai, 1710

PLAN / DES ATTAQUES DE LA VILLE DE / DOUAY. / Jusqu'au 3 Juin 1710 published 1710

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | Scale: not stated | RCIN 726048

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A map of the siege of Douai, 23 April to 26 June 1710, by the Allied army (Great Britain, Dutch Republic, Austria), as it stood on 3 June, commanded by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722), resulting in the surrender of the town by the French. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with south-east to top.

A large-scale map showing only the western fortified town walls and the approach parallels and batteries, together with their lines of fire.

  • Eugène Henri Fricx (January 1644-18 December 1730) (publisher) [bottom right, below text, inside neatline:] Chez Eugene Henry Fricx rue de la Magdelaine. / 1710.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: no fold lines; this item has been considerably trimmed because only the top portion of the shadow and ghosting from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label is visible, verso, top left

  • Scale: not stated

    24.0 x 28.9 cm (neatline)

    24.3 x 29.2 cm (image)

    25.3 x 30.3 cm (platemark)

    28.7 x 34.2 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN / DES ATTAQUES DE LA VILLE DE / DOUAY. / Jusqu'au 3 Juin 1710. [bottom right, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [bottom right, below title, in title panel, a key, A-F, to the positions of the town, the attack on the right by the Prince of Anhalt, the attack on the left by the Prince of Orange, batteries with cannon, batteries of mortars, and the field defences of the French on the glacis.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Douay 23 April - 25 June 1710.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil, erased:] [?]6; [top left, traces of the old heading in black pencil under the ink old heading.] (Verso) [centre, red pencil:] 81.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Douay Plan des Attaques de la Ville de Douay jusqu'au 3 Juin 1710: chez Friex, 1710.

  • 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)

    Douai, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France (50°22'00"N 03°04'00"E)