Plan of the Situation where the Battle of Ramillies was foughtMay ye 23rd 1706: Designed upon the Spot by G.L. Mosburger, Officer in Geneal Dopf's Regiment of Dragoons.
For Mr Tindal's Continuation of Mr Rapin's History of England. [London, James & Paul Knapton, 1751.]
Engraved map with some offset. 385 x 480mm (15 x 19"). Very fine impression with original binding folds, trimmed into plate at top, as issued.
Plan of Ramillies, fought during the war of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). The English and Dutch, under Marlborough and Hendrik van Nassau-Ouwerkerk, beat a French, Bavarian and Spanish army convincingly, leading Marshal Villars to call Ramillies 'The most shameful, humiliating and disastrous of routs'. Nearly a third of the French allies were killed or captured. 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.
For a Brussels-published plan of the same battle see ref. 25217
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