[Battle of the Dunes, 1658.] Battaglia di Duncherchen.
Rare engraved map. 300 x 370mm (30 x 14¼"). Made up bottom right corner, binding folds flattened.
A plan of The Battle of the Dunes, 14 June 1658, in which a Spanish army backed by English Royalists attempted to raise the siege of Spanish-held Dunkirk by a French army backed by English Parliamentarians. On the map 'z' marks the troops of James, Duke of York. A Parliamentarian fleet can be seen off the coast. The Spanish/English were repelled and Dunkirk fell ten days later, with a Parliamentarian garrison taking control. The map was published in one of the military histories of Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato (1606-78), an Italian professional soldier who fought in the Thirty Years' War.
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