Plan of the Battle of Saragossa, Fought Aug.t 9, 1710,between the troops of the Allies under Lieut.t Gen.l Stanhope and the Marshal Count Staremberg, and the French under the D. of Anjou: the Emperor Charles, and the D of Anjou (King Philip) Being both Present.
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 witin plate at top, as issued.
The Battle of Saragossa (Zaragoza), during the War of the Spanish Succession, in which the Allies (including British troops under James Stanhope) defeated the Boubon Spanish. Charles and Philip were the rival Hapsburg and Bourbon candidates for the Spanish throne, but when Charles became Holy Roman Emperor in 1711 his interest in the Spanish throne wained. Philip V was eventually confirmed as king, but renounced any possibility of uniting the thrones of Spain and France, the main cause for 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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