Sunday, 3 September 2017
Misc: Carte de Ferraris, 1777
Carte de Ferraris (Carte de Cabinet des Pays-Bas Autrichiens)
I love old maps. And this old map is one of the most amazing I've ever seen. Not only that, it also happens to be amongst the maps Napoleon and his adversaries used in the Waterloo campaign. The Dutch wiki has a page on it here. 
Mont St. Jean.
The map is currently only available in two forms, so far as I can find out: as an inordinately rare and obscure hardback (published by Lannoo, in 2009), pictured at the top of this post. Used copies for sale online are priced between £150-£500! The other option, an online version, is free, and can be viewed here. Sadly the latter is not downloadable, so far as I can tell.
A thing of tremendous visual beauty, and very useful for the Napoleonic wargamer, I would dearly love to get the Lanoo editions book. Best start saving!
 The Dutch wiki also has a page about the Comte de Ferraris, for whom the map was made.
Joseph, Comte de Ferraris