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C Roÿem (active 1703)

Siege of Huy, 1703

Plan de la Ville et Fortifications / de Huÿ prise pr Les Estats Gen: le 25 de / Aoust 1703 1703 or later

Etching with engraving; printed on paper; laid down on thin card or thick paper | Scale: 1:8,000 approx | RCIN 725026

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A map of the successful siege of Huy, 16-26 August 1703, by the Dutch army under the command of Captain-General, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722). War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with south-south-west to top.

The plan shows the attacks of the Dutch army on the strong position of the citadel of Huy, and on the Forts of St Joseph, Rouche, and Picard. These forts and the citadel surrendered on 25 August and the terms of the surrender were settled on the 26th. This plan clearly shows the Collegiate Church of Notre Dame, with its great spire which was destroyed by lightning in 1803, standing at the foot of the citadel.

  • C Roÿem (active 1703) (draughtsman)

    Jan van Call (1656-1705/06) (engraver) [[top left, bottom right of cartouche:] Jan van Cal / Fecit.]

    Anna Beek (1657-1717) (publisher) [[top left, bottom of cartouche:] Anna Beek Excú: / Hage Cum Privi: / G Roÿem del:]

  • Watermark: On map: indistinct, the letter H? On backing sheet: IV.

    Condition: no fold lines

  • Scale: 1:8,000 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de 300 pas Communs [30 mm =] 300.

    24.4 x 33.7 cm (neatline)

    24.9 x 34.3 cm (image)

    25.6 x 34.9 cm (platemark)

    26.8 x 36.3 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan de la Ville et Fortifications / de Huÿ prise pr Les Estats Gen: le 25 de / Aoust 1703. [top left]

    Additional text:

    [top left, in cartouche, a key, A-I, K-S, to the town, suburbs and chateau of Huy, forts and batteries.]


    George III heading: Huy taken 25 August 1703.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil, underneath backing sheet:] f [or 6]; [centre, red pencil, underneath backing sheet:] 3.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Huy Plan de la Ville et Fortifications de Huy prise par les Etats Generaux le 25 d'Aout 1703, par Royem, chez A. Beek.

  • Probably 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)

    Huy, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°31'08"N 05°13'58"E)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    J. Falkner, Marlborough's Wars Eyewitness Accounts 1702-1713, Barnsley 2005, pp. 30-34