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ANTIQUE BATTLE PLAN OF CARDONA SPAIN, CASTLE CATALONIA BY RAPIN/TINDAL 1743
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Cardona Spain antique battle plan Castle Catalonia Rapin 1743.

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Cardona Spain Old antique battle plan with fortification of the City.

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Cardona Spain antique battle plan Castle Catalonia Rapin 1743.

Title: Plan of Cardona a strong city and Castle of Catalonia, upon the river Cardoner as besieged by the French and defended by the Allies.


Description: Cardona Spain Old antique battle plan with fortification of the city and shelling during the Spanish Succession War between the French, Spanish and English with the Prussian armies.

Fine engraved town plan copperplate engraved full hand coloring and with an explanation box.

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.: 52 x 40 cm. 20.5 x 16 inches.
Image: 47 x 35.5 cm. 18.5 x 14 inches.
Condition: Very good folded map.