Valenciennes – Valentiana
Date of first edition: 1649
Date of this map: 1649
Dimensions (not including margins): 51,5 x 41,5 cm
Dimensions (with margins): 63 x 53 cm
Condition: Very good: sharp copper engraving on strong paper and wide margins.
Condition rating: A+
Verso: text in Latin
From: Novum Ac Magnum Theatrum Urbium Belgicae (= “Stedeboeck”) Amsterdam, J. Blaeu, 1649. Koeman, Bl63
In 1677, the armies of Louis XIV of France (this time led by Vauban[) captured the city and in 1678 the Treaties of Nijmegen gave the French control of Valenciennes (1678) and the surrounding southern part of Hainault, roughly cutting the former County in half. Since then it has been part of France.
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