Siege of Tournai Belgium Spanish Succession c.1740 antique copper engraved mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Plan of the Siege of Tournay
(War of Spanish Succession)
Printed c.1740, London
Engraved by T. Basire
Fine decorative original copper engraved battle map.
Printed on quality handmade period paper which may show typical gentle signs of age, perhaps some minor light spotting or foxing, but retains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness.
An appealing, uncommon and interesting large folio map.
In Good to Good+ or better antiquarian condition, bottom margin trimmed slightly into engraved lettering, light minor age dustiness or small light surface wear, some moderate offsetting, as well small faint foxing, overall the map is clean and exceedingly attractive -- please inspect enlargable photo closely, any noteworthy flaws to the printed surface area should be noticable within picture provided.
In all, a fine map entirely worthy of ownership and display.
[ note: We grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws. We are doing our best to show & describe this item so you are happy when it arrives ].
Despite any small age flaws, the printed area remains visually pleasing, and the map is well preserved.
Overall a nice impression of an original and interesting antique map that any collector, curator or institution would be happy to own or display.
Sheet measures c. 19 5/8" W x 15 7/8" H.
Printed area measures c. 18 1/8" W x 14 1/2" H.
Original fold lines as issued.