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17th century Old War Map of Leuze, Belgium.

Antique map of the Battle of Leuze, Luxemburg

Combat de Leuze ou de la Catoire. Le Combat ce donna entre de Bourg et ce Village Situés en Hainaut pres d'Ath, ou l'Arrieregarde de l'Armée Conferderez composée de 72 Escadrons fut deffaitte par 28 de l'Armée du Roy le dix neuf Septembre 1691.
Engraving dated C. 1695 author unknown.

The combat de Leuze, aka bataille du Mont d'Or, took place on 19 September 1691. Monsieur de Luxembourg, Duke and Peer of France and his 28 battalions defeated the 70 battalions commanded by Prince de Waldeck. The local tradition says that Louis XIV was present on the battle field; however, historical documents prove he was in Fontainebleau on that day.
The allied (English, Dutch and German) cavalry was stationed near Blicquy and Chapelle-à-l'Oie, in a very marshy area. Waldeck ordered to leave the place and cross the bridges, when the French cavalry riding from Tournai showed up. The allied battalions crossed back the bridges and were immediatly attacked by the French, who hammered five of the six allied lines. The sixth line had to withdraw to the village of Andricourt. At the end of the day, the English infantry commanded by the famous Marlborough attempted to help the cavalry, but it was too late. In two hours, the French lost 400 men and the Allied 3,000.

Condition: Good imprint and paper, generous margins.

Title: An antique map of Leuze, Belgium.
Medium: Copperplate engraving. Image Size: 185 x 280mm, 7.25 x 11" approx.
Order No. 1913 Price: SOLD Paper Size: 317 x 375mm, 12.5 x 14.75" approx.
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Old war map of Leuze Belgium possibly 17th century.

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