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

Anna Beek (1657-1717)

St Leeuw, 1705

Plan et Attaque / de / la Ville de S.T LEEUW 1705 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | Scale: 1:5,000 approx. | RCIN 725054

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A plan of the attack on Zoutleeuw by the Allied army on 1 September 1705. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with west to top (compass rose).

The encampment of the Allied army is shown, and the regiments are named. The camp extends from Halle (Halle-Booienhoven 50°48'19"N 05°06'42"E) in the south, north-eastwards to Wilre (Wilderen 50°48'55"N 05°08'32"E), then north to Duras (50°50'04"N 05°08'44"E).

  • Anna Beek (1657-1717) (publisher) [bottom of cartouche:] a la Haye chez Anna Beek, / dans le Hofstraet avec Privil: / de Mons.r les Etat de Holl. / et de Westv.e

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: offsetting from a different map with a long line of fortifications, possibly with text below; bottom, right of centre, water-stained patch, shadow and ghosting from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:5,000 approx. Scale bar: 200 pas Ordinaere [31 mm =].

    37.1 x 44.6 cm (neatline)

    37.5 x 44.9 cm (image)

    39.2 x 46.0 cm (platemark)

    45.1 x 54.1 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title

    Plan et Attaque / de / la Ville de S.T LEEUW. [bottom right, in cartouche representing draped material, embellished with the artefacts of war]

    Additional text:

    [below title, in title cartouche, a key, 1-22, 25, to localities in the town:] Explication.


    George III heading: Leeuw 1 Sep. 1705.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] 23; [top right, black pencil:] 36. [corrected from 31 or 37]; [right centre, red pencil:] 23.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Leeuw Plan et Attaque de la Ville de S.t Leeuw par les Alliés le 1 Septembre 1705; chez A. Beek.

  • 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)

    Zoutleeuw, Flanders, Belgium (50°49'59"N 05°06'13"E)