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  EUROPE 
 Spain 

LE ROUGE, Georges-Louis. [Mahon & Gibraltar besieged during the Seven Years' War.]
Gibraltar Avec les nouveaux ouvrages faits depuis le dernier Siege. Les Lignes Espagnoles Levé nouvellement sur les Lieux. Plan du Port et Ville de Mahon, du Fort S.t Philippe et ses Fortifications. Paris: 1756. 505 x 690mm.
Scarce broadsheet maps of two of Britain's Mediterranean possessions, published when both were under siege during the Seven Years War (1756-63). At the top is Gibraltar, oreintated with north to the left, with a 40-point key listing features of both the British defences and the Spanish siege lines crossing the neck of the peninsula. To the right is an inset chart of the western Mediterranean. Underneath is Mahon Harbour, then Britain's most important naval base outside the British Isles, orientated with north to the bottom right, with a 32-point key. At the mouth of the harbour is St Philip's Castle and Fort Marlborough, the latter being the only part of the British defences still extant. MapForum.Com: Checklist of Charts of Mahon Harbour, 36, state 1 of 2.
[Ref: 16377]    £850.00 ($1,083 • €948 rates)


DODD, Robert. [Original broadsheet plan of the Battle of Trafalgar]
Plan of the Attack by Lord Nelson, on the Combined Fleet, October 21st 1805. London: Robert Dodd, 1805. Coloured aquatint, 265 x 365mm, with letterpress text underneath, sheet size 660 x 440mm. Some wear, with loss of text, laid down.
A broadsheet antique print, showing the plan of the first moments of the Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805), the British fleet under Admiral Lord Nelson, splitting into two columns to break the crescent formation of the Franco-Spanish fleet. Robert Dodd (1748-1815), one of the leading marine painters of the day, published this broadsheet less than a month after the battle. Although the British fleet is shown will full rigging, the ships of the Combined Fleet are almost diagrammatic: immediately under the plate is a note from the artist explaining that for clarity's sake "the artist has judged it best (to avoid confusion that the smallness of scale would occasion), to dispense with exhibiting their Sails and Rigging, which if introduced, would in this View, have prevented their different Flags from being seen". The rest of the sheet is given over to letters written by Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, Nelson's second-in-command, to the Admiralty describing the battle and the loss of Nelson, and tables listing the ships of each fleet. National Maritime Museum: PAF4741.
[Ref: 12486]    £2,500.00 ($3,185 • €2,788 rates)


 France 

TAVERNIER, Melchior. [Cardinal Richelieu and the Huguenots at Oleron]
Carte De la Coste de la Rochelle a Brouaige et de l'Isle d'Oleron Observee par le Sr. de Chattillon ingenieur du Roy. 1627. Paris, c.1632. Old colour. 400 x 520mm. Faint damp stain in lower border.
Oleron shown in detail, with an inset showing the route of an English fleet to La Rochelle. At the time of mapping the area was a stronghold of the Protestant Huguenots, under siege by the Catholic monarchy under the control of the infamous Cardinal Richelieu. In events forming the background to Alexandre Dumas's novel 'The Three Musketteers', Charles I of England sent the Duke of Buckingham and a fleet of 90 ships and 10,000 men to relieve La Rochelle. The expedition was a failure and the next year Richelieu took the town, causing the Huguenot diaspora to England and America. PASTEREAU: Tavernier IIa 39.
[Ref: 9502]    £420.00 ($535 • €468 rates)


 Brittany 

RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The British 'Descent' on Cherbourg during the Seven Years' War]
Plan der Stadt und Vestung Cherbourg auf der Französischen Küste von Bretagne welche Aº 1758 von den Engellaendern in Besüz genomen worden. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1760. Original colour. 230 x 380mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of the British raid on Cherbourg in August 1758, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). This was the second of the 'Descents', lightning raids on the French coast championed by William Pitt in 1758. The first, on St Malo, had been a great success, as was this attack, in which the Cherbourg was taken and the defences destroyed, before the British withdrew after less than a week. However another attack on St Malo in September was a disaster, as the French were better prepared, bringing the 'Descents' to an end.
[Ref: 12926]    £250.00 ($319 • €279 rates)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The British 'Descent' on St Cast during the Seven Years' War]
Plan der Bataille bey St Cast 4 Meillen von St Malo in Bretagne den 11 Sept: 1758 Zwischen den Engellandie und Franzoesischen Trouppen. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1760. Original colour. 230 x 370mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of the British raid on St Cast in August 1758, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). This was one of the 'Descents', lightning raids on the French coast championed by William Pitt in 1758. The first, on St Malo in June, had been a great success, as was another on Cherbourg in August. However this attack on St Cast in September was a disaster, as the French were better prepared, bringing the 'Descents' to an end. Despite this the effect on French morale meant the raids had been worthwhile.
[Ref: 12927]    £250.00 ($319 • €279 rates)


 Germany 

MORTIER, Pieter. [War of the Spanish Succession in Austria and Bavaria]
Theatre de la Guerre en Austriche, Baviere, Souabe, le Tirol, en le Pays aux Environs. Amsterdam, c.1700. Original colour. Four sheets joined in pairs, each pair 930 x 590mm.
Yet another theatre of the Europe-wide 'War of the Spanish Succession', here showing the French push towards Vienna. Just after this map was produced Prince Eugene of Savoy and John Churchill combined to crush the French at the Battle of Blenheim, 1704. Although this map comes from Mortier's issue of Jaillot's 'Atlas Nouveau', it appears to be his own work. KOEMAN: Mor 1.
[Ref: 8691]    £600.00 ($764 • €669 rates)


Anonymous. [The Battle of Bergen, 1759]
Plan of the Battle of Bergen, fought April 13 1759. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 105 x 205mm. Narrow bottom margin.
The Battle of of Bergen, between an allied army of British, Hanoverian, Hessian & Brunswickian troops against the French, near Frankfurt-am-Main during the Seven Years' War. The allies, led by Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick, were repulsed by the smaller French army. However Ferdinand redeemed himself at the more decisive Battle of Minden later in the year. This map was published in the February edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
[Ref: 14896]    £150.00 ($191 • €167 rates)


Anonymous. [Map of the German theatre of the Seven Years' War]
A Map Showing the Winter Quarters of the Hanoverian & French Armies. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 105 x 205mm. Narrow bottom margin.
A map of Germany, centred on Westphalia and showing Frankfurt, Hanover, Cologne & Dortmund. In April 1758 Britain agreed the Anglo-Prussian Convention with Frederick II of Prussia. agreeing to subsidise Frederick's war efforts to the tune of £670,000 and supply 9,000 troops to his army. This was of greater interest to the British monarch, the Hanoverian George II, who was keen to protect his German realm, than to William Pitt, who was more concerned with Britain attacking France's overseas colonies. This map was published in the January edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
[Ref: 14902]    £75.00 ($96 • €84 rates)


BRONNER, Heinrich Ludwig. [The Battle of Bergen]
Bataille De Bergen... Frankfurt, c.1759, original colour, 485 x 490mm. Binding folds flattened.
A detailed plan of the Battle of Bergen, fought on the 13th April, 1759, during the Seven Years' War, in which the French army, under the Duc de Broglie, withstood an army commanded by Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick, made up of his troops with British, Hanoverian & Hessian allies. Although the French won it did little to change the course of the war.
[Ref: 11021]    £225.00 ($287 • €251 rates)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The Battle of Wilhelmsthal, during the Seven Years' War]
Plan der Action bey Græbenstein und Wilhemsthal den 24. Junii 1762. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1762. Original colour. 190 x 330mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of the Battle of Wilhelmsthal in Hanover on 21st July 1762, during the Seven Years' War, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). Realising the Seven Years' War was coming to a close, France made a final attempt to occupy Hanover. However, at the Battle of Wilhemsthal, the Allied army of British, Prussian, Hanoverian, Brunswicker and Hessian troops, command of the Duke of Brunswick, nearly surrounded the superior French army and broke them, forcing them to retreat in confusion. The British 5th Regiment of Foot captured a large numbert of French grenadiers: they were awarded the privilege of wearing the grenadiers' caps, which, in modified form, remained part of theirt uniform for over a century.
[Ref: 12941]    £160.00 ($204 • €178 rates)


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