"Plan de la Ville de Dunkerque", Lattre, Jean
Subject: Dunkirk, France
Period: 1760 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
28.8 x 14.5 inches
73.2 x 36.8 cm
This sheet features a bird's-eye plan of Dunkirk, depicting the fortifications and surrounding countryside. A numbered key identifies 36 key points of interest, including forts, magazines, and churches. A chart of the waters surrounding Dunkirk is also included, extending from Calais to Ostend, with soundings, shoals, and safe anchorages shown. A lengthy note gives the history of the fortifications protecting the port city.
Original color on watermarked paper with light soiling and a few small spots.