Plan of the Battle of Malplaquet gained by the Allies Sep. 11. 1709.
For Mr Tindal's Continuation of Mr Rapin's History of England. [London, James & Paul Knapton, 1751.]
Engraved map. 390 x 480mm (15¼ x 19"). Very fine impression with original binding folds, trimmed into plate top and bottom, as issued.
Plan of Malplaquet, the bloodiest battle of the eighteenth century, fought during the war of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). The Allies, under Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy, beat the French, but, having 21,000 dead to the French army's 11,000, it was a pyrrhic victory. The losses prompted the English Tory party to begin agitating for a withdrawal from the war. 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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