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The following items have been reported stolen:

1. Title : 'Hamborch' Authors : Hamburg Description : Handwritten map 312 x 403 mm, with ink and watercolour, drawn on paper. There are many details: ramparts, ditches, roads, rivers etc. Water stains, some tears (in the folding), all reinforced on the verso, browning. Hamburg is located on the southern point of the Jutland Peninsula in Germany. The city is located on the river Elbe at the confluence with the Alster and Bille. The ramparts of Hamburg were built as a city fortification between 1616 and 1625.

2. Title : "Bois de Soigne" Zoniënwoud Authors: Brussels and surroundings Date of publication : XVII-XVIII century Description: Map manuscript 445 x 550 mm, with pen, pencil and watercolor, drawn on paper. The planconsists of three parts glued together. The details are precise streams, access roads, forest areas, settlements, walls etc.. Margins slightly chipped, partial separation between two parties, some foxing. Map showing the walls of Brussels and Vilvoorde and many hamlets such asMelsbroek, Halle, Lembeek, Duisburg, Genval, Waterloo etc.. The upper right corner contains additional information added in pencil.

3. Title : Map of St Gillain Authors : Saint-Ghislain (Hainaut) Date of publication : ca. 1670 Description : Map manuscript 475 x 678 mm, with pen, pencil and watercolor drawing on paper, rim in brown ink. The map is captioned along the left margin. The details are precise walls, roads, rivers, water mill, powder magazine and so on. Traces of a crease, slight marginal tears, a few small ink stains marginales. Saint-Ghislain is located near the capital of Hainaut and its position on Hate gives it strategic importance. Albert of Bavaria will build fortifications around the city from 1366. In 1655, the city was besieged and taken by French troops under the leadership of Turenne and La Ferte. In March 1657, the city falls into the hands of Spain. In 1677, Vauban took over the city but after the Treaty of Nijmegen, Saint-Ghislain is found in the bosom of the Spanish Netherlands but not before been destroyed by the French before they left. This plan is captioned "The city of St. Gillain with desseings to strengthen" but there is nothing to distinguish what has already been made of what is planned. Some bastions mentioned on this map were already in the capture of the city by Vauban in 1677. Everything suggests that this map dates back to 1670.

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