Battle Maestricht Holland Netherlands 1740s Basire antique decorative folio mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Battle of Maestricht
(Holland- Netherlands- Low Countries-D'Auverquerque - Wyck- Fortified European city)
Issued c.1730-40, London
Engraved by J. Basire
Fine, detailed and well engraved old folio sheet battle map.
The old city walls of Maastricht are clearly shown in detail as they then existed, endless topographical and architectural details including large groups of military troops showing their field positions, etc. Oversized ornate vignette scroll cartouche contains the title at top left, the iconography including military weapons including a cannon, drum, chain, etc.
Top blank margin shaved down to printed area, well compensated for within the entirely reasonable if not low asking price.
The amount of labor behind a large-scale map such as this is easy to forget or overlook. The paper was hand-made, the image plate engraved by hand for countless hours/ days, each impression inked and then wiped, etc.
As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint. The paper sheet could show various minor signs of age, but if we are offering it for sale, you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine it closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, all of which is hopefully visible within the zoomable scan.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great old vintage antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 15 1/4" H x 20 3/4" W.
Printed area measures c. 14 1/4" H x 18 1/4" W