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BEAURAIN, Jean de.

Plan de la Ville et du Port Mahon et du Fort St. Philippe.

Published: Paris: 1756

Stock code: 71477

Price: £1,500

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First state. An uncommon large folding plan of the Port of Mahon and the Fort of St. Philippe on the Balearic Island of Minorca. This plan is engraved in wonderful detail and depth. The island was of great strategic importance during the the eighteenth century war between the navies of England and France.

Size: 590 1180 mm. Copperplate engraving with original outline colour. Printed from two plates – not joined. Margins uncut and minor toning but otherwise in very good condition.

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