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CARDONA, CATALONIA, SPAIN, City plan, fortifications Rapin/Tindal antique map 1745

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Plan of CARDONA

A strong city and castle of CATALONIA,

Upon the river CARDONER as besieged by the French and defended by the Allies

Engraved by Isaac Basire for Paul Rapin de Thoyras.

Published by John & Paul Knapton, London 1745

From Nicholas Tindal's Continuation of Paul Rapin's "A History of England".

An original 18th century copper engraved antique map of Cardona, near Barcelona, Spain.

A numbered and lettered key identifies important locations.

The highly detailed plan depicts the siege of Cardona during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714) in which Spanish and French forces united in a struggle to unite their two countries under one monarch.

This potentially massive combined power of Spain and France was opposed by several European forces including Britain, the Dutch Republic, Portugal, the Duchy of Savoy and Spanish forces opposed to unification, usually refered to as "The Allies".

.A crisp dark impression on robust hand laid paper, with foldlines as issued, blank verso.

Fine condition other than some very faint offsetting.

Approx. 20" x 15" (500mm x 380mm) overall.

A GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 270 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS

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