Auction 88, Lot 238

"A Genuine Plan of Cherburg with the Fortifications as intended to be finished according to the Design of M.De Caux.", Anon.

Subject: France

Period: 1758 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

Size:
10 x 7.5 inches
25.4 x 19.1 cm

Interesting engraving published in the August issue showing the design of the plan to fortify the city, with an inset depicting a plan before the demolition of its fortifications in 1689. Legend details bastions, jetty heads, towers and a lunette to be positioned "upon a Rock 3 feet higher than the Spring Tides." Additional small inset of the region locates the city. Ref: Jolly GENT - 119. Folded as issued. Crisp, dark impression.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $40 - $50

Sold for: $25

Closed on 10/2/1999

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