Auction 115, Lot 465

"Plan of the City of Aire and of Fort St. Francis with a View of St. Venant", Tindal, Nicholas

Subject: France

Period: 1730 (circa)

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

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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."

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Condition: A

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/21/2006

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