Anonymous
1716

Plan des environs de Dunkerque et Mardick

Plan des environs de Dunkerque et Mardick avec le Nouveaux Canal fait pour l'ecoulement des eaux du pays a la mer.

DESCRIPTION: This antique French map on watermarked, chain-laid paper depicts the environs of Mardick and Dunkirk within 3 years after the demolition of the Dunkirk harbor in 1714.

At the end of the War of Spanish Succession England agreed to turn over Dunkirk, which it captured in 1708, to the French. In order to prevent the port's usage as a base for privateers and sea raiders the English demolished the harbor and city walls. This map depicts the French's quick response to the demolition- a new canal near Mardick that re-connected Dunkirk's harbor to the sea.

CREATOR: Anonymous

PUBLICATION DATE: 1716

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: France

BODY OF WATER: English Channel

CONDITION: Good.  Paper mildly tanned with a single wormhole just outside the top neat line. Small weak area top left neat line.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: P. Starck-man

SIZE: 13 " x 9 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 9

PRICE: $175

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