Plan of the Battle of Oudenard fought July 11th 1708.
For Mr Tindal's Continuation of Mr Rapin's History of England. [London, James & Paul Knapton, 1751.]
Engraved map, very fine impression. 395 x 480mm (15½ x 19"). Hole in map area, original binding folds, trimmed into printed border at top, as issued.
Plan of the Battle of Oudenard, fought during the war of the Spanish Succession (1701-14), in which the Allies, led by Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy, beat the French under the leadership of Louis Joseph, duc de Vendôme, and Louis, duc de Bourgogne (later the Dauphin, but died of measles at 29). The French commanders had quarrelled, resulting in a divided force that was easily beaten. Nicholas Tindal (1687-1774), at one time Chaplain to Greenwich Hospital, first published a translation of Frenchman Paul de Rapin's 'History of England' in 1727, running to thirteen volumes; in 1732 it was enlarged with his own notes and maps. This map was published in 'A summary of Mr Rapin de Thoyras's History of England, and Mr Tindal's Continuation, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar, to the End of the Reign of King George I. Illustrated With Medals, Plans of Battles, Towns, and Sieges', 1751.
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