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Manuscript fortification plan of Geertruidenberg, signed by future minister under Napoleon

DEJEAN, Jean-François-Aimé. Plan de Gertruidenberg et de l'attaque de cette place par les Français. N. L'attaque a été commencée le 22 nivose an 3me. Rép. (11 janvier 1795) et la garnison s'est rendue prisonnière de guerre le 29 nivose (18 janvier 95 vieux stile).
[Netherlands, ca. 1800]. Manuscript fortification plan (49 x 61.6 cm) on paper in ink and green and red watercolour. With large frame in the bottom left with keys to important locations, including the locations of the troops during the attack. Signed "Vu Dejean". Full description
€ 2,250
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Setting up military camps and defending forts

FALLOIS, Joseph de. Traité de la castrametation et de la défense des places fortes; où l'on propose de nouveaux ouvrages de fortification passagere pour les places assiégées & pour les camps retranchés, avec des planches; a l'usage de S.A.S.
Berlin, G.J. Decker, 1771. 8vo. With 15 folding engraved plates. Contemporary sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 750
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A general in the Spanish army on the battles and sieges in Flanders 1601-1609,
during the Dutch war for independence, with 29 folding maps and plans

GIUSTINIANO, Pompeo. Delle guerre di Flandra libri VI. ... Posti in luce da Gioseppe Gamurini ...
Antwerp, J. Trognesio, 1609. 4to. With engraved architectural title-page and 29 folding engraved maps and plans of sieges and fortifications. White sheepskin (ca. 1700 or possibly later). Full description
€ 2,950
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Two works on the Seven Years' War bound together, with 34 maps

JOMINI, Antoine-Henri de. Atlas pour la traité des grandes opérations militaires.
Brussels, J.B. Petit, 1841. With a lithographed title-page, table of contents, and 25 lithographed maps and battle plans (many double-page or folding), with some details hand-coloured.
With: (2) LLOYD, Henry Humphry Evans. Guerre de Sept Ans. Atlas.Brussels, J.B. Petit, 1842. With 9 lithographed maps (1 folding). 2 works in 1 volume. Large folio. Contemporary half cloth. Full description
€ 600
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Drilling the Austrian Imperial infantry, with 49 manuscript formation plans in colour

LEEUWEN, Engelhard August Baron van. Plans des neu herrauss gegebene Exercittii nach den dermahligen Kayserl: Königl: kriegs Fuss Volck eingerichtet. Herausgegeben im Jahr 1765. Zugehörig Titl. Herrn Obrist Wacht M[ei]st[er] Baron v[on]: Engelhard.
Austria, 1769[?]. Oblong 4to (18.5 x 23 cm). With title and the explanation of the key letters used in the plans written in red, the key to the colour coding in the troop formations in 8 colours, and 49 (of 55) numbered colour-coded plans of infantry exercises. Each text leaf and each plan (except no. 26) in a frame of rules, nos. 2-35 in red, the rest in black. Plans 1, 24, 32, 33, 42, and 46 have been torn out, in 2 cases leaving a small piece of the drawing. Contemporary mottled tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 5,000
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The Battle of Waterloo, with 2 engraved battle-plans

[MAASKAMP, Evert]. De veldslag van het schoon verbond, op den 18n. junij 1815. Uit officieele berigten en aanteekeningen van ooggetuigen. Met kaarten, plans en afbeeldingen.
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1815. 8vo. With an engraved portrait of the Prince of Orange on the title-page, 2 folding engraved battle plans with hand-coloured details and 1 folding engraved plate. Original publisher's green, printed paper wrappers. Full description
€ 950
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Extremely rare (unique?) broadside report published during the 1683 Ottoman siege of Vienna

[MILITARIA - VIENNA - SIEGE]. [Report of the dire situation during the siege of Vienna, still in progress, incipit:] Obschon Röm. Keyserl. Maj. bevor der Ao. 1664. mit dem Gross-Turcken geschlossene Stillestand der Wassen zu Ende gelauffen, bereits Ao. 1682. im Monat Majo den Hn. Grafen Albert Caprara nach Constantinopel angefertiget, ...
[Passau?], [late August 1683]. Broadside (29 x 32 cm). With a large woodcut decorated initial (a 53 mm gothic O), the text set in 2 columns with a band of cast fleurons across the head, another between the columns and a rule at the foot. Full description
€ 4,500
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The history of the Austro-Hungarian region from 1395-1612

OERTEL (ORTELIUS), Hieronymus. Chronologia oder historische Beschreibung aller Kriegsempörungen unnd Belägerungen der Stätt und Vestungen auch Scharmützeln und Schlachten so in Ober und Unter Ungern auch Siebenbürgen mit dem Turcken von Ao. 1395 biss auff gegenwertige Zeit denckhwürtig geschehen.
Nuremberg, Christoff Lochner for Johann Sibmacher, 1604.
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(2) OERTEL, Hieronymus. Continuatio des Hungerischen und Sibenbürgischen Kriegwesens vom 1. Januari anno 1603 bis auf jetziges 1604.
Nuremberg, Christoff Lochner for Johann Sibmacher, 1604. With engraved title in elaborately decorated border with cavalry, arms and armour, large engraved folding map (28×51 cm), 30 double-page engraved views, 26 full-page engraved portraits, woodcut initials and head- and tailpieces.
(3) OERTEL, Hieronymus. Viertter Thail des Hungerischen und Sibenbürgischen Kriegswesens, was sich seithero Anno 1604 bis auf Ao. 1607 inn der ausgestandnen Rebellion mit dem Türcken, Rebellen und ihrem Anhang . . . zugetragen . . .
[Nuremberg, ca. 1613]. With engraved title-page, and engraved portrait of the author signed "H.V."
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OERTEL, Hieronymus. Appendix partis quartae Chronologiae Ungaricae, das ist; warhafftige ausführliche historische Beschreibung: was gestallt der aller durchleuchtigist Fürst und Herr herr Matthias Ertz Herzog zu Oesterreich, etc. Montags den 19 Novembris anno 1608 . . . und zum Römischen Kayser erkäret worden (ist; 1612) . . .
Nuremberg, Wolffgang Endter for the heirs of the author, 1622. With engraved portrait of author on the back of the title-page, and a folding engraved plate showing cavalry. 4 volumes bound as 1. 4to. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 17,500
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