A plan of Bruxelles and part of its environs
By FRICX, Eugène Henry, 1717
Plan de la Ville de Brusselles Ville Noble au Duché de Barbant, le Sejour de Princes et les delices des Pays-Bas.
- Author: FRICX, Eugène Henry
- Publication place: Brusselles
- Publisher: chez Eugène Henry Fricx, Imprimeur du Roy, rue de la Madelaine
- Publication date: c.1717
- Physical description: Engraved plan, title and key on top right framed by a decorative drapery, key continued on bottom left containing 114 place names; compass on the right foreground; some water stains on the paper.
- Dimensions: 510 by 610mm. (20 by 24 inches).
- Inventory reference: 2907
Eugène Henry Fricx was a bookseller and publisher active in Bruxelles. In 1712 he published his first atlas entitled ‘Table des cartes des Pays Bas et des frontières de France’, which comprised of 23 maps that together formed a very large map of the Netherlands, as well as town and battle plans of the War of Spanish Succession.
Most other examples on the market list 112 names; the present one adds the house of the Duke d’Ursel, most likely Conrad-Albert, who was the first in his family to be named Duke, in 1717–1730.