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ANTIQUE BATTLE PLAN LÉRIDA CASTLE SEGRE RIVER SPAIN, BY RAPIN 1743
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Lérida Castle Spain Old battle plan Segre River Rapin 1743

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Lérida (Catalonia, Spain) Old antique Battle plan showing the bastions and fortifications during the Spanish Succession War.

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Lérida Castle Spain battle plan Lleida Catalonia Rapin 1743

Title: Plan of the town and Castle of Lerida, with the approaches made before it by the french & spanish armies under the command of the D. Of Orleans during the siege begsan Oct 2, 1707.

Description: Lérida (Catalonia, Spain) Old antique Battle plan showing the bastions and fortifications during the Spanish Succession War between the French, Spanish and English with the Prussian armies.

Fine engraved map full hand coloring a and a decorative explanation cartouche.

The beautiful hand-colored map is engraved by I. Basire (also known as James Basire Sr.) and from Mr. Rapin's History of England in 1743.

Origin: Paul de Rapin’s, The History of England. by Nicholas Tindall
Paul de Rapin (25 March 1661 – 25 April 1725), sieur of Thoyras (and therefore styled Thoyras de Rapin), was a French historian writing under English patronage.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_de_Rapin.

Engraved by Basire (1730–1802), also known as James Basire Sr.
His father was Isaac Basire (1704–1768), a cartographer, his son (1769–1822) and grandson (1796–1869) were also named James; these four generations of Basires were all engravers.

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Size:
Sheet app.: 49.5 x 40 cm. 19.5 x 15.75 inches.
Image: 47 x 36 cm. 18.5 x 14 inches.
Condition: Very good folded map.