"Plan of the City of Aire and of Fort St. Francis with a View of St. Venant / 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", Tindal, Nicholas
Subject: Aire, France
Period: 1745 (circa)
Publication: Mr. Rapin's History of England
Color: Hand Color
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.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.RAP-1a #36.
A nice impression on paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark, issued folding with light toning along the top edge of the sheet. The top margin has been trimmed with partial loss of the neatline, and there is a small chip also at top just above the compass rose.