Plan of Turin as Besieged in 1706.
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"). Original binding folds, trimmed into plate at top, as issued.
A plan of Turin under siege by the French during the War of the Spanish Succession. The siege lasted two months and the French were on the point of victory when Prince Eugene of Savoy arrived with a relief army. Caught between Eugene's army and Turin's garrison, the siege collapsed, causing Marlborough to write 'I not only esteem, but I really love that Prince'. 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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