The plan shows the area of Berg-op-Zoom between the Bastions Pucelle and Coehoorn

1746 

Plan du front d’attaque de Berg-op-Zoom avec ses contremines

Europe Low Countries
  • Publication date: c.1746
  • Physical description: Manuscript plan, black and red ink.
  • Dimensions: 460 by 600mm. (18 by 23.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 2993

Notes

The plan shows the area of Berg-op-Zoom between the Bastions Pucelle and Coehoorn. Delineated in read are the subterranean passages within the fortifications.

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.