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Siege of Kaiserswerth, 1702 1702 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:4,000 approx. | RCIN 725009

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A plan of the siege of Kaiserswerth, 18 April-15 June 1702, held by the French, commanded by Marshal Louis-François, duc de Boufflers (1644-1711) and besieged by the Allied armies of the United Provinces, Prussia and Habsburg Empire, commanded by Marshal Walrad, Prince of Nassau-Usingen (1635-1702), resulting in an Allied victory. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with west to top.

This plan has been removed from a volume, made about 1719 or later, of manuscript maps and plans of sieges. Other maps, perhaps in a different hand but, apparently from the same volume, are scattered throughout the collection: RCINs [724061], [724090], 725007, 725011, 725013, 725021, 725023, 725027, 725030, 725032, 725041, [725044], 725045, 725047, [725055], 725074, 725087, 725098, 726007, 726014, 726022, 726041, 726045, 726053, 726065, 726073, 726080, 726086, 726090, 727004, 727007, 727011, 727013, 727014.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters WR below; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 63

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: induced discolouration; remains of guard on verso; gilt edges

  • Scale: 1:4,000 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de 600 Pas [128 mm =].

    43.3 x 64.3 cm (image and neatline)

    52.8 x 73.4 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    No title

    Additional text:

    [bottom right, in rectangular panels, a key, A-I, K-N to the redoubts and Dutch attacks.]


    George III heading: Keyserswert taken by the Dutch 15 June 1702.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, ink:] 99. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 15 June; [top right, ink:] 99; [top right, red pencil:] 1702; [bottom, right of centre, red pencil:] 4/13; [bottom, right of centre, black pencil, erased:] V/8; [bottom right, right of centre, black pencil, erased: the old heading?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Keyserswert Plan dessiné du Siege de Keyserswert pris par les Hollandois le 15 Juin 1702. 

  • 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)

    Kaiserswerth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (51°18'05"N 06°44'10"E)