Douai Flanders Doway c.1730 fine old large vintage antique mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Doway, A Strong City in the Earldom of Flanders in the Low Countries, Subject to the French
(Fort of the Searpe, Castle of Oignonville, Prince of Anhalts Attack, Trajectory of Artillery Fire, Great Road of Arras)
Issued ca.1730-40, London, for Tindal
Engraved by Basire
Fine and uncommon old map with lovely detailed hand color. Nice decorative map with ornate strapwork cartouche. North is oriented towards bottom left.
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[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Map remains well preserved. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan, top & bottom margins a bit wrinkled. top edge with several short minor closed tears, a couple of which extend slightly into the map area (but which would be all but invisible once the map was matted for display).
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great old vintage antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 15 7/8" H x 19 7/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 14 5/8" H x 18 3/4" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1, p.94