Military Plan Battle of Saragossa 1808
Antique Military Map The Battle of Saragossa by the French Army of Aragon in 1808 and 1809. From the Atlas to Alinson's History of Europe By Sir Archibald Alinson by Alexander Keith Johnson, F.R.S.E F.R.G.S. F.G.S. Published by William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London c1875. Original map produced with mechanical outline colour. Addition later fine wash hand colour embellishments make this a unique edition of the map.
The First Siege of Zaragoza (also called Saragossa) was a bloody struggle in the Peninsular War (1807–1814). A French army under General Lefebvre-Desnouettes and subsequently commanded by General Jean-Antoine Verdier besieged, repeatedly stormed, and was repulsed from the Spanish city of Zaragoza in the summer of 1808.
The Second Siege of Zaragoza was the French capture of the Spanish city of Zaragoza (also known as Saragossa) during the Peninsular War. It was particularly noted for its brutality.
Condition: Overall excellent example, some age tone to plate. Engraved map area: 6" x 8" (155mm x 205mm) Approx sheet size including boarders:10 inches by 8 inches (25cm x 20cm).
A genuine antique map over 140 years old.