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The siege of Kortrijk, by Frans Vander Meulen 1685

Shows the siege of Kortrijk in 1667 by Louis XIV.

Adam Frans Vander Meulen (1632 - 1690) was a Flemish Baroque painter specialising in battle scenes. He became the official battle painter to Louis XIV of France. His paintings during the campaigns of Flanders in 1667 delighted Louis that Vander Meulen was ordered to accompany him in all his expeditions from that date.


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Veuë de Courtray, du costé du vieux Chasteau, avec la marche de l'armée, en l'année 1667.

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Item Number:  29222
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Belgium - Cities
References: Van Hoonacker - p. 130, #300

Old, antique panoramic view of the siege of Kortrijk, by Frans Vander Meulen.

Title: Veuë de Courtray, du costé du vieux Chasteau, avec la marche de l'armée, en l'année 1667.
F. Baudouins, et G. Scotin Sculp.
Desssigné sur le naturel, et peinte pour le Roy tres-chrestien, par F. Vander Meulen.
Se distribuë à Paris par l'Auteur, en l'hostel des Manufactures Royales des Gobelins Et en la ruë St. Iacques.
Avec privilege du Roy, 1685.


Engraver: F. Baudouins & G. Scotin.

Date of the first edition: 1685.
Date of this map: 1685.

Copper engraving, printed on paper from two plates, joined.
Map size  (plate mark): 515 x 1320mm (20.28 x 51.97 inches).
Sheet size: 635 x 143mm (25 x 5.63 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.

From: Van der Meulen Adam Frans. Vues, marches, entrées, passages et autres sujets servant à l'histoire de Louis XIV. Paris, 1685.

Shows the siege of Kortrijk in 1667 by Louis XIV.

Adam Frans Vander Meulen (1632 - 1690) was a Flemish Baroque painter specialising in battle scenes. He became the official battle painter to Louis XIV of France. His paintings during the campaigns of Flanders in 1667 delighted Louis that Vander Meulen was ordered to accompany him in all his expeditions from that date.