TRONCHIN DE BREUIL, Jean. Relation de la Campagne de Flandre, et du siège de Namur en l’année 1695


La Haye (The Hague): Henry Van Bulderen, 1696.




£ 1,000



FIRST EDITION. Folio. A-P2, Q1; (4), 61 pp., (3), plus 4 fold-out engraved double-page maps and battle plans by Nicolaes Visscher II after the drawings by Ottmar Elliger the Younger. T-page in red and black ink; floriated initials; in French. Marbled endpapers; bookplate of previous owner on top pastedown (SINCLAIR – FIDE ET PUGNA). Slight browning and foxing throughout. Near contemporary mottled calf; modern spine, nicely rebacked, in seven compartments divided by raised bands with gilt decoration; red speckled edges; corners slightly bumped. A fine and very rare copy.


This work contains the first account of the 1695 battle near Namur between England and France which was won by William III of Orange, husband of Queen Mary of England. It is a beautiful and very rare reference work of 17th century cartography, illustrating a specific and detailed military subject.