"Plan d'Ostende & du Fort Philippe", Le Rouge, George Louis
Period: 1750 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 12.3 inches
47 x 31.2 cm
This interesting bird's-eye plan shows Ostend, Fort Philippe and the surrounding marshlands. In the second half of the 17th and throughout the 18th centuries Ostend was the principal port of Belgium. The plan shows the strengthened fortifications with eleven bastions and the outer sea walls. The plan is decorated with a large title cartouche and a compass rose.
Pleasant even toning with a couple of insignificant spots.