Diminutive plan of the French siege of Philippsburg

1734 

Plan des devnieres nuits debianchee du Siege de Philisbourg.

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  • Publication date: 1734.
  • Physical description: Manuscript plan with original hand-colour, key to left.
  • Dimensions: 120 by 170mm (4.75 by 6.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 2731

Notes

Diminutive plan of the French siege of Philippsburg, detailing the French trench work between the 25th and 30th of July 1734. The trench works are colour coded by time of excavation. 

Provenance

From the Library of the Dukes of Luynes.

Charles Louis d’Albert de Luynes (1717–1771) was a French nobleman and member of the House of Albert. He was the fifth Duke of Luynes as well as Duke of Chevreuse.

He took part in the war in 1733 in the War of the Polish Succession. He also took part in campaigns in 1735 and 1745, the latter in the War of the Austrian Succession, and was injured in combat at Sahay at the head of the Dragoons. He participated in the attack of Prague in 1742, and also assisted in various sieges and battles of the era.

In 1754, he was created a Colonel General of the Dragoons. From 1757 to 1771, he was the Gouverneur de Paris (Military governor of Paris), an ancient and prestigious rank representing the king in the capital. He also was created a Knight of the Order of the Holy Spirit at Versailles on 2 February 1759.

He died in Paris in his Hôtel. He was buried at the Chapelle de Saint Jean l’Évangeliste at the Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris.