The plan shows the area of Berg-op-Zoom between the Bastions Pucelle and Coehoorn
Plan du front d’attaque de Berg-op-Zoom avec ses contremines
- Publication date: c.1746
- Physical description: Manuscript plan, black and red ink.
- Dimensions: 460 by 600mm. (18 by 23.5 inches).
- Inventory reference: 2993
At the time of the siege, the fortress town of Bergen-op-Zoom had ten bastions covered by five hornworks, or demi-bastions connected by a curtain wall. The intervals contained twenty one ravelins which were covered by stone lunettes. The environs were marshland.
The capture of the city would be a signal defeat for the Dutch during the Austrian War of Succession, and it would open the door for an invasion of the Dutch Netherlands.