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Small plan showing the northern part of Maastricht

Title
Plan des Attaques de Maestricht
Publication date
[1748]
Price
SOLD
Reference
2814

Description

Manuscript plan with original colour, dissected and mounted on linen.

Notes

Small plan showing the northern part of Maastricht with the trenches outside the city walls and the French attacks on the night between 2nd and 3rd May 1748.

The marked lunettes from left to right are: Le Roy, Zobel, la Reine and Dauphin, with La Reine and Zobel being the ones under the strongest attacks.

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.