Ostend Belgium Flanders 1706 battle investiture Basire engraved antique map planBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Plan of the Investiture of Ostend Surrendered, 6 July 1706
(Belgium coastline- Flanders- North Sea- England- English military)
Issued c.1730-40, London
Engraved by Basire for Tindal & Rapin
Very nice mid-18th century engraved folio sheet battle map.
At top left is a very decorative baroque Explanation key which identifies 32 specific locations and features on the map. Many tall masted sailing ships are arrayed against the fortified city wall ramparts which are now mostly long gone. Topographical details, near endless military commanding officer names for the regiments aligned in formations on the land,
As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint. The paper sheet could show various minor signs of age, but if we are offering it for sale, you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine it closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Note the top blank margin is shaved just touching into the engraved area. This unfortunate defect is accounted for in the price and as simply found, the map still eminently desirable and frameable for display as is. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, all of which is hopefully visible within the pics. Still a great mid 18th century folio sheet European naval wars battle map.
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 cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Old vertical fold-lines.
Sheet measures c. 15 1/4" H x 19" W.
Printed area measures c. 14 1/8" H x 18 3/8" W