Auction 158, Lot 297

"Plan de la Ville de Dunkerque", Lattre, Jean

Subject: Dunkirk, France

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

References:

Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with light soiling and a few small spots.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Unsold

Closed on 6/22/2016

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