Hand Colored 1636 Print, Map of Lunel, from 'Les plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France'

By: [Tassin, Nicholas]

Price: $30.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


Matted and ready for framing. Untrimmed. An exceptional example of a scarce print. We have more books available by this author!. A 7 x 9 3/4 sheet professionally matted down to 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 (mat measures 8 1/2 x 10 5/8). Beautiful modern hand coloring added. Labeled 34 in the upper right-hand corner. Lunel is a commune in southern France. The print shows a fortification positioned along the northern bank of a natural waterway. The waterway feeds a moat that encircles the entire fortress. Several freestanding hornworks are positioned within the moat. There are two gates to the south and one to the west. The shapes of the walls illustrate the star-shaped patterns common to this era, an adaptation made to allow for defensive canonry, and to protect against siege artillery.

Title: Hand Colored 1636 Print, Map of Lunel, from 'Les plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France'

Author: [Tassin, Nicholas]

Categories: Ephemera, Castles & Fortifications, 17th Century,

Publisher: [Tavernier]: 1636

Binding: Print

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 1665310

Keywords: EPHEMERA CASTLES FORTIFICATION FORTS LUNEL FRANCE,