Nieuwpoort Belgium great old large city plan 1740 decorative detailed color mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Newport a Strong Sea-Port Town in Flanders, Restored to the Empire by the Treaty of Utrecht
(Belgium, French Watch Tower, Church of Notre Dame, Great Quay Gate, The Haven, Great Market, Bastions)
Issued ca. 1736-50, London, by Tindal/ Rapin
Engraved by J. Basire
Wonderful old engraved city plan with attractive detailed hand color.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The photos are a major part of the item description. Please examine them closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Map remains well preserved and pleasing to the eye. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan, minor light offsetting in spots. The hand coloring is superior, creating an almost three dimensional quality for the engraving. Across the top is a lovely panoramic prospect view. The cirds-eye city plan shows literally hundreds of individual houses, numerous ships along the quay, cultivated fields outside the fortified walls.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 15 7/8" H x 19 5/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 14 1/2" H x 18 7/8" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1, p. 94