Cony, a strong City old map Cuneo Italy. Austrian war 1743
Title: Cony, a strong City of Piedmont in the States of Savon.
Description: Large battle map of Cuneo (Cony) Italy showing the fortified city, bastions and an overview of the surroundings areas. Cony became an important stronghold of the expanding Savoy state, and was besieged by France several times: first in 1515 by Swiss troops of Francis I of France, then again in 1542, 1557, 1639, 1641, 1691 and, during the War of Austrian Succession, in 1741. In all the sieges Cuneo resisted successfully.
Mapmaker: Paul Rapin de Thoyras The map is engraved by I. Basire (also known as James Basire Sr.) 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.
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.
Historical map of the battle in Italy, during The War of Austrian Succession 1741-1748. Authentic Antique Old Maps & Prints from the past See our historic maps of the Centuries of the World continents.
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