Bethune City Plan Fortified Town Belgium Military Map c.1745 antique Basire mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Plan of Bethune
A Strong Town in the Earldom of Artois in the Low Countries, Subject to the French
(Europe- Belgium- Military Map- European History- Fortified Town)
For Mr. Tindal's Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England
Printed ca. 1735-45, London
Engraved by J. Basire
Original antique folio sheet engraved map. Very detailed, showing topography, troop locations, place names, and a fine strapwork title cartouche with flags and cannons on either side.
A detailed, scarce and interesting battle map which could readily be collected on it's own merits, displayed or given as a present.
In Fair to Good antiquarian condition, mostly clean overall, light minor age dustiness or light surface wear, small scattered spotting or age soiling as seen, original fold-lines as issued, some extra fold-lines which are easy to overlook or forgive visually, overall the map is clean and very attractive -- map has been priced according to this condition as described.
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An interesting antique printed map that any collector, dealer, institution or person of taste would be happy to own or display.
Sheet measures c. 20 3/8" W x 16 3/8" H.
Engraved area measures c. 19" W x 15 3/8" H.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1, p. 94