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Rare Battle plan showing the Second Siege of Barcelona.

The present map shows an assault on the city walls from the north, centered on the hills around Mont Juic, with a detailed study of the fortifications, artillery and positions of the attacking forces and some of the natural barriers to the east (impassible rock cliffs along the coast).

The first Siege of Barcelona during the War of Spanish Succession place from September 14 to October 19, 1705.

A multinational force of the Grand Alliance army led by Lord Peterborough, supporting the Habsburg pretender to the Spanish throne, captured the city of Barcelona from its Spanish and French defenders.  Following the city's capture by Peterborough, the Bourbon forces launched a concerted attempt to recapture Barcelona the following year during the Second Siege of Barcelona, which successfully breached the city walls in three places, but ultimately failed when a large British force arrived by sea.

Barcelona and Catalonia remained in Allied hands until reconquered by the Bourbons in 1714.

The plan is very rare on the market.