"Newport a Strong Sea-Port Town in Flanders, restored to the Empire by ye Treaty of Utrecht", Tindal, Nicholas
Period: 1730 (circa)
Publication: Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 14.2 inches
47 x 36.1 cm
Boldly engraved plan and view of Newport depicts its fortifications and orderly layout of the city. Sailing ships line the docks on the river Haven. At top is a panoramic view of the city skyline showing churches and towers. The road to Brussels and Ostend is shown at lower left. Very graphic image strongly engraved by Isaac Basire. The Treaty of Utrecht, signed in 1713, ended the war between Great Britain and France known as the War of the Spanish Succession. The treaty was flawed and resulted in little more than a temporary truce because its articles left the door open to further disputes, ultimately resulting in the Seven Years' War.