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Battle of Malplaquet antique map France Rapin 1743

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Battle of Malplaquet (Sept. 11, 1709).

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Battle of Malplaquet antique map France Rapin 1743

Title: Plan of the Battle of Malplaquet gained by the Allies Sep.11. 1709

Description: Battle of Malplaquet (Sept. 11, 1709), Old antique battle plan, copperplate engraved with hand coloring.
Marlborough’s last great battle in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–14).
It was fought near the village of Malplaquet (now on the French side of the Franco-Belgian border), about 10 miles (16 km) south of Mons.

The beautiful hand-colored map is engraved by I. Basire and from Mr. Rapin's History of England in 1743.

Origin: Paul de Rapin’s, The History of England. by Nicholas Tindall
Paul de Rapin (25 March 1661 – 25 April 1725), sieur of Thoyras (and therefore styled Thoyras de Rapin), was a French historian writing under English patronage.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_de_Rapin
Engraved by Basire (1730–1802), also known as James Basire Sr.
His father was Isaac Basire (1704–1768), a cartographer, his son (1769–1822) and grandson (1796–1869) were also named James; these four generations of Basires were all engravers.

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Size:
Sheet app.: 55 x 44 cm. 21.75 x 17.25 inches.
Image app:. 46 x 36.5 cm. 18 x 14.25 inches.
Condition: Very good, fold as published.