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Siege of Venlo, 1702

Plan de VENLO 1702 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:8,500 approx. | RCIN 725011

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A map of the successful siege by the Dutch of French-held Venlo, 29 August-23 September 1702. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with south-east to top.

This map 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, 725009, 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 [top left, in rectangular panel]

    Mark, stamped: 64

    Condition: no fold lines; induced discolouration on verso; remains of guard on verso; gilt edges top, right and bottom

  • Scale: 1:8,500 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de 1000 pas [95 mm =].

    49.4 x 34.6 cm (image and neatline)

    52.8 x 36.8 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan de VENLO. [top left, in rectangular panel]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Venlo invested by the Allies 26 August and taken 25 Sept.r 1702.

    Other inscriptions: (Recto) [top right, ink:] 58. (Verso) [bottom left, red pencil:] 4/16; [bottom left, black pencil, erased:] V[/?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Venlo Plan dessiné de la Ville de Venlo investie par les Alliés le 26 d'Aoust et prise le 25 de Sept.re 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)

    Venlo, Limburg, Netherlands (51°22'12"N 06°10'05"E)