Cony, a strong City of Piedmont in the States of Savoy.
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 at top, as issued.
The fortress of Cuneo in Piedmont, northern Italy, an important defence for Savoy, on the south east border of expansionist France. Although France overran Savoy several times (including during the Nine Years' War, War of the Spanish Succession and War of the Austrian Succession) Cuneo remained uncaptured until the Napoleonic Wars. 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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