Catalog Archive
Auction 120, Lot 542

"Plan de St. Malo", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: St. Malo, France

Period: 1758 (dated)


Color: Black & White

19 x 12.5 inches
48.3 x 31.8 cm

This beautifully rendered, copper engraved plan of the fortified city includes a numbered key to important features. The fortified town is boldly shown with its Chateau at the northeast. Additional fortifications are shown along the coast. There is a simple fleur-de-Lys and three guard dogs are keeping watch towards the western sea. Interestingly, this engraving has a slightly animated feel, particularly in the vegetation.


Condition: A

A couple small spots and minor soiling in margins, not affecting image. Toned at edges, and on verso. A very good copy.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 7/18/2007