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Douai France Old Plan of The City of Doway Rapin 1743
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Douai France Old Plan of The City of Doway Rapin 1743

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Douai France Old antique Plan of The City.

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Douai France Old Plan of The City of Doway Rapin 1743

Title: Doway a Strong City in the Earldom of Flanders in the Low Countries, Subject to the French.

Description : Douai France Old antique Plan of The City of Doway with fortification bastions and an overview of the battlefield of the surroundings area.

The map is copperplate engraved with full hand coloring and in excellent condition.

The map is engraved by I. Basire (also known as James Basire Sr.) and from Mr. Rapin's History of England in 1743.

Origin: Paul de Rapin’s, The History of England, by Nicholas Tindall
Paul de Rapin (25 March 1661 – 25 April 1725), sieur of Thoyras (and therefore styled Thoyras de Rapin), was a French historian writing under English patronage.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_de_Rapin.

Engraved by Basire (1730–1802), also known as James Basire Sr.
His father was Isaac Basire (1704–1768), a cartographer, his son (1769–1822) and grandson (1796–1869) were also named James; these four generations of Basires were all engravers.

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Size:
Sheet app.: 51 x 42 cm. 20.5 x 16.5 inches.
Image: 48 x 37 cm. 18.75 x 14.75 inches.
Condition: Image very good, folds as published, higher border redone.