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War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14)

Sieges, marches, encampments and famous battles from 1701 to 1712 in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands


Turin, 1706


1706 or later

Etching with engraving; printed on paper | Scale: 1:34,000 approx. | RCIN 725061

A map of the siege of Turin carried on by Philippe Charles, duc d'Orléans (1674-1723) and Louis d'Aubusson de la Feuillade, duc de Roannais (1673-1725), from 14 May to 7 September 1706 when Turin was relieved on 7 September by troops of the Imperial army commanded by Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736). War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with north to top (cardinal points are engraved outside the borders).

This map is drawn to two scales; the larger scale is used to depict the city of Turin and the immediate surroundings with the siege works, and the smaller scale is used for the surrounding country. The circumvallation of the besieging army is shown in detail, together with the positions of the encamped regiments, as well as those of the Imperial army. The action between the two armies is shown to the north-west of the city, between Lucento and Faltessan, now under the northern suburbs of Turin.

  • Charles Desbordes (active 1693-1706) (surveyor) [bottom left, outside border:] Levé sur les Lieux par le S.r Desbordes Ecuy.

    Elizabeth Verseyl (d. 1726) (publisher)

    Nicolaas Visscher II (1649-1702) (publisher) [top centre, following on from title, in title cartouche:] Tres-exactement Levés sur les Lieux par un Ingenieur / Mis au jour, / à Amsterdam par Nicolas Visscher avec Privilege. [bottom left, in cartouche, following on from title:] naa t’Origineel geteekent / en uytgegeven, tot Amsteldam door / Nicolaus Visscher met Privilegie.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: one fold line. Verso, bottom, right of centre: water-stained patch, shadow, ghosting and remnants of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:34,000 approx. Scale bars: Echelles. Un Mille de Piemont qui vaut une Demie Lieüe de France [66 mm =] Cette Echelle est pour la Campagne.; 1:27,069 approx. Mille Toises [72 mm =] Cette Echelle est pour le Plan.

    48.1 x 57.1 cm (neatline)

    49.4 x 58.2 cm (image)

    49.6 x 58.5 cm (platemark)

    53.5 x 63.6 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    LE PLAN DE TURIN, / ET DE SES ENVIRONS en ... 1706. [top centre, in cartouche]

    Printed title:

    PLATTE GROND / DER STERCKE STAD en CASTEEL / TURIN, / En de omleggende Plaatsen, [bottom left, in cartouche representing a carved stone plinth, decorated with the artefacts of war]

    Additional text:

    [bottom right, in cartouche representing a partly ruined stone plinth, with globe and drawing instruments, a key, A-I, K-T, V, X-Z, to the gates, buildings, squares, etc., of Turin:] RENVOY des Lettres qui se trouvent dans TURIN.


    George III heading: Turin besieged by the French from the of May to the of Sept.r 1706.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom, left of centre, black pencil crossed out in black pencil:] 123; [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] 11.; [top, right of centre, black pencil, erased:] Turin; [bottom right, ink:] ½C; [bottom right, black pencil, beneath ink:] 15; [bottom right, black pencil, illegible]; [bottom, right of centre, above old heading, black pencil, faint and mostly illegible:] the old heading; [right centre, red pencil:] 7.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Turin Plan de Turin et de ses Environs (assiegé par les Francois sous le Marechal de la Feuillade le 14 de May et delivrée par les Alliés sous le Duc de Savoye et le Prince Eugene, le 7 de 1706) par le S.r Desbordes Ing.r chez N. Visscher.

  • Subject(s)

    Turin, Piedmont, Italy (45°04'13"N 07°41'12"E)