Auction 112, Lot 447

"Plan of the Attack of Camaret Bay, on the Coast of Bretange, thro which lies the Harbour of Brest…", Tindal, Nicholas

Subject: France

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication: Mr. Tindal's Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 14 inches
47 x 35.6 cm

Finely detailed plan showing the coast of Brittany and the harbor and fortified town of Brest. The plan shows ship and shore battery positions with bombardment trajectories trailing from ship to shore. Two large, ornamental military-themed cartouches, one containing an explanatory key with 13 descriptions. The famous Vauban Tower appears to be mentioned in the legend as "Round Tower mounted with cannon." Engraved by J. Basire. This operation, part of the Nine Years' War, was unsuccessful with the British repulsed by the French following the death of the British land force commander, Tollemarche. The French forces were commanded by Vauban.

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Condition: A

On a sheet of fine hand laid paper with watermarks. Original margins, close at bottom. Later coloring with some show through on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/28/2005

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