Cardona Spain Antique battle plan 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, Barcelona Spain, Fine hand colored antique copperplate engraving showing the battle of Cardona Spain during 34 days, the French and Austrians bombarded the fort. The map shows a plan of the Castle and the Bourbon, and the Austrian propositions led by Louis Duc de Vendôme and Marshal Guido von Starhemberg.
Mapmaker: Paul Rapin de Thoyras
The 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.
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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