2 Manuscript plan. fortification of Sluis/ Virtual Book Fair 106


Title: Plan de la ville de l'Ecluse et de l'attaque de cette place par les Francais. [Netherlands, ca. 1800]. Manuscript fortification plan (54 x 49.5 cm) in ink on paper, with watercolour in green and red. With large panel at lower right with keys to important locations and the locations of the troops during the attack and title in large panel at the head. Scale ca. 1:9500. Signed "Vu Dejean".
Description: For Dejean: NBG XXIII, cols. 378-379. Interesting plan of the fortification of Sluis and the attack by the French Revolutionary Army between 3 and 25 August 1794. Signed for approval by Jean-Francois-Aime Dejean (1794-1824), a French engineer and commander in the Army of the North, who in 1800 became Inspector-General of fortifications and in 1804 was appointed as Napoleon's Minister of Administration of War. On paper watermarked "J Honig & Zoonen" (Voorn 166).Three other Dutch fortification plans attributed to Dejean are located in Royal Library of Belgium.In very good condition.
  • Number: 1060005
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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