Luffman, John
1801

Port Louis, France harbor chart engraved for Luffman's Select Plans

Port Louis engraved for Luffman's Select Plans

DESCRIPTION: Copper-plate engraved chart or map of Port Louis, France. Louis XIV established the French East India Company or Compagnie française pour le commerce des Indes orientales, at Port-Louis in 1664. in 1769, unable to maintain itself financially, the Company was liquidated.

The chart shows the walled town of Port Louis and the Citadel, now home to the Musée de la Compagnie des Indes. Along the roadstead: St. Catherines, two un-named forts, the Island of St. Michael; Querco Point and Bangor Point.

Description at the bottom reads in part:
"Port Louis, a town & fort in the Dept. of Morbihan 2 miles S. of l'Orient and 282 W. by S. of Paris."

From "Luffman's Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbors, Forts etc. in the World". Engraved and published by John Luffman, No. 28 Little Bell Alley, Coleman Street, October 1, 1801. Vol II. Number 25.

CREATOR: Luffman, John

PUBLICATION DATE: 1801

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: France

BODY OF WATER: Atlantic Ocean

CONDITION: Very good.  On robust paper with wide margins. A hint of age toning at the margins.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Luffman

SIZE: 5 " x 6 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 7

PRICE: $185

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