"Plan of the City of Aire and of Fort St. Francis with a View of St. Venant", Tindal, Nicholas
Period: 1730 (circa)
Publication: Tindal's Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England
Color: Hand Color
18.4 x 14 inches
46.7 x 35.6 cm
Bold plan portrays the extensive fortifications of Aire and the nearby Fort St. Francis with an inset plan of St. Venant. The chart is oriented with northwest at top by a decorative compass rose. Engraved by Isaac Basire. Title in decorative cartouche is, "Aire A very strong City and Castle in the Low Countries, in the Earldom of Artois, taken by the Allies in 1710, but restor'd to the French by the Treaty of Utrecht."