Plan Du Siege De La Ville De Menin, Avec Ses Environs, Et Du Campement de l'Armee des Allies sous le Commandement de Son Excellence Monsr. Le General de Zalichs pour l'Attaque de ladite Ville.
Engraved map with detailed key to left. Sheet 610 x 520mm. Evidence of where sheet folded several times. Isolated foxing spots in map, 1 left of centre developed into pin hole. Section of lower left margin missing with patch repair, just into plate.
Menen (in French 'Menin') is situated in the West Flanders province of south west Belgium, on the Leie River near the French border (the city was part of France between 1668 and 1713). There were as many as 22 sieges between 1579 and 1830. Vauban, the French military engineer who revolutionized fortification and siege strategies during the reign of Louis XIV, turned Menen into a model-fortification (1679-1689). The city was besieged and taken by the duke of Marlborough's allied Army in august 1706, hence the English names amoung the list of commanders. Key gives details of regiments, troop movements and positions. Vignette view 'Ville De Menin Du Cote De Werwick' printed from separate plate and engraved by Harrewyn below.
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