Contemporary Manuscript of the Fortification- Works of Dunkirk, St. Omer, and French Flanders during the period 1677 – 1685.
Manuscript. In-8º (16 x 20 cm). Pp. 221, (26 blanks), (3), (3 blanks). Contemporary gilt-lined full calf binding, gilt-decorated spine with gilt-lettered red morocco title shield.
An important and highly interesting manuscript illustrating the military history of French Flanders in the 2nd half of the 17th century, especially the history and development of the French fortification-system and -works in that region during the years 1677 - 1685, after the French advancement in the Spanish Low Countries.
The manuscript contains 18 copies of notarial writings, meticulously and neatly described, very legible, concerning the contraction of fortification-works, mainly at Dunkirk, St. Omer, the newly acquired Flemish territories such as Ypres, Cazal (and even Knokke), but also at Stenay and Sedan.
We join a 76-page booklet providing the index and the abbreviated contents of the manuscript, preceded by an illustrated introduction of the historical regional political situation related to the manuscript: Dunkirk, Flanders, Vauban and Louis XIV.
Price: € 4500
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