Auction 98, Lot 296

"Vera et Exacta Delineato Civitatis a Fortality Duynkerckensis, a Praecelsissimo Duce, de Anguien Obsessi", Anon.

Subject: France

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 10.8 inches
30.5 x 27.4 cm

Bird's-eye view of the fortifications at Dunkirk with a Dutch fleet of ships, commanded by Admiral Maarten Harpertsz Tromp, shown offshore in 1646. Admiral Tromp took action against the pirates that pestered the Dutch VOC fleets and destroyed their haven at Dunkirk. A very attractive chart with a compass rose and rhumb lines.

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Condition: B

Faint toning along fold and a couple of wormholes in wide margins.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 3/6/2002

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