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Carte Du Gouvernement D’Auesne, Avesnes Fort by Beaulieu 1688



Avesnes France antique map by Beaulieu.

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Unveiling a Fortified French Frontier: "Carte Du Gouvernement D’Auesne" by Beaulieu (1688)

Own a remarkable piece of military history with this early antique map, "Carte Du Gouvernement D’Auesne," crafted by renowned French engineer and cartographer Sébastien de Pontault, sieur de Beaulieu (1612-1674). This original 1688 map meticulously depicts the Avesnes Fort, along with the cities of Avesnes, Barlai, and the surrounding area. Considered the first military topographer under King Louis XIV, Beaulieu's maps were highly regarded for their accuracy and detail.

A Glimpse into French Fortifications

This map offers a fascinating glimpse into the French frontier defenses during the reign of Louis XIV. Examine the intricate details of the Avesnes Fort, a key stronghold in the region. Imagine the strategic significance of this location and its role in shaping European history.

A Legacy of French Military Cartography

Sébastien de Beaulieu stands as a prominent figure in the evolution of military cartography. This map exemplifies his meticulous attention to detail and commitment to geographical accuracy, making it a valuable resource for history buffs and collectors of antique military maps.

Guaranteed Authenticity and Exceptional Condition

Invest in a guaranteed authentic piece of history. This map is in excellent condition, showcasing the beauty of 17th-century cartography. The unfolded sheet measures approximately 21 x 16.5 cm (8.25 x 6.5 inches), with the map itself measuring 15 x 10.5 cm (6 x 4.25 inches). A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) can be provided upon request.

Why You'll Love This Map:

  • Unveil French Military History: Explore the strategic significance of the Avesnes Fort and surrounding region.
  • Invest in a Collector's Piece: Own a genuine piece of military cartographic history, perfect for collectors and history enthusiasts.
  • Renowned Cartographer: Experience the legacy of Sébastien de Beaulieu, a pioneer in French military cartography.
  • Exceptional Condition: Acquire a remarkably well-preserved map, ideal for display and study.

More than just a map, this is a window into a bygone era of military strategy. Add this exceptional piece to your collection today!

Keywords: Antique French Map, Avesnes Fort, 17th Century France, Sébastien de Beaulieu, Military Cartography, Louis XIV, French Frontier, Historical Maps of Europe, Antique Fortification Map