1083. [Belgium]


Histoire militaire de Flandre, depuis l'année 1690. jusqu'en 1694. inclusivement; qui comprend le détail des marches, campemens, batailles, siéges [sic] & mouvements des armées du roi & de celles des alliés pendant ces cinq campagnes. Dédiée et présentée au roi [...].

Paris, J. de Beaurain; Ch.-N. Poirion; Ch.-Ant. Jombert, 1755

5 vol., folio: [8]-iv-60, [2]-61/148, [6]-149/239, [2]-241/329, [2]-331/410 pp.; 149 pl. (148 lvs), hand-coloured details (pl. 2 and 3 (vol. 5) mounted together, text pp.: 53 bound after 56, 263 after 266, some ff. undulating, some foxing, sm. defects).

Contemp. calf, gilt-decorated covers and spines with 7 bands (sm. tr. of use).

Complete 1st ed., largely based on the memoirs of one of King Louis XIV’s most successful generals, François-Henri de Montmorency, Duke of Piney-Luxembourg, and covering his last 5 campaigns in the Spanish Netherlands from 1690 until his death in 1694. With 2 engr. titles, one by J.N. Tardieu after Ch. Eisen, the other by Martinet, 149 engr. maps, plans and orders of battle incl. these of Luxembourg's major victories at Fleurus, Mons, Namur, Steenkerke and Neerwinden, and several in-text engr. after Ch. Eisen. A luxurious as well as meticulous cartographic archive of the man who sent so many captured flags to be hung in Paris Cathedral that he was called the "tapissier" of Notre Dame.
Ref. Conlon 55:475 (= BL, NUC). - Cohen 128. - Brunet I:272.
Prov. Augustin Legillon (bookpl.).

€ 1.500 / 2.000

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