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Tournai by Fricx E.

Fricx Eugène (1644-c.1740)

The bookseller and printer, Eugène Henri Fricx, was one of the most important map publishers of the Southern Netherlands in the 18th century. He lived in Brussels where he had his shop on the Rue de la Madeleine. His activities in this field started in 1706 with the production of military plans of battles and sieges of the War of Succession. In the same year, he also started the publication of the map of the Southern Netherlands in 24 sheets; it was finished in 1712, apart from the sheet Luxembourg, which was engraved in 1727. He employed Jean Harrewijn of Brussels as an engraver and Cornelis Marke of Middelburg as a contractor for the 'enluminators'. Although he had children, his business was not continued after his death.

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Plan de la Ville et Citadelle de Tournay, ... - Frickx Eugène (1644-1730).

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Item Number:  20480
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Belgium - Cities

Copper engraving
Size: 40 x 50cm (15 x 20 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Old coloured, excellent.

From: Table des cartes des Pays Bas et des Frontià¨res de France, Avec un recueil des plans des villes, sià¨ges et battailles données entre les Hauts Alliés et la France. Bruxelles, H. Fricx, 1712.

Fricx Eugène (1644-c.1740)

The bookseller and printer, Eugène Henri Fricx, was one of the most important map publishers of the Southern Netherlands in the 18th century. He lived in Brussels where he had his shop on the Rue de la Madeleine. His activities in this field started in 1706 with the production of military plans of battles and sieges of the War of Succession. In the same year, he also started the publication of the map of the Southern Netherlands in 24 sheets; it was finished in 1712, apart from the sheet Luxembourg, which was engraved in 1727. He employed Jean Harrewijn of Brussels as an engraver and Cornelis Marke of Middelburg as a contractor for the 'enluminators'. Although he had children, his business was not continued after his death.