SOLD--- Carte des Bouches de L'Escaut
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Tardieu's engraving of Zeeland , based on an earlier work of Beautemps-Beaupre, covers the many waterways associated with the mouth of the Scheldt (Fr. Escaut) river. Key cities in the Southern Netherlands included in the map include Sluis, Middelburg,and Berg Op Zoom, and Anvers. Most larger cities are shown still fortified with the Vauban-inspired defensive walls that were needed for protection during that period. This work is probably from one of a six-volume series published by General Count Mathieu Dumas: "Précis des Evénemens militaires. Recueil de plans et de cartes pour servir à l'intelligence des opérations militaires décrites dans le texte."
Amboise Tardieu (1788 - 1841) was descended from a family of famous French engravers that included Pierre Alexandre Tardieu and Nicolas Tardieu, a 17th century coppersmith from Paris. Tardieu is sometimes confused with his famous son Auguste Ambroise Tardieu, France's top expert in forensic pathology.
TITLE: Carte des Bouches de l'Escaut Dessinee et Gravees d'Apres la Carte des Cotes des Pays bas de M. Beautemps Beaupre.
BODY OF WATER: Scheldt River
CONDITION: Very good.
Strong impression and platemark. Clean white chain laid paper.
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