Dedicated to the Count of Kinigsek

By LUCAS, Jean François, 1714 

Plan de la Ville et Citadelle d’Anvers.

Europe Low Countries
  • Author: LUCAS, Jean François
  • Publication date: 1714
  • Physical description: Engraved map; on the top right, inset map of the Marquisate.
  • Dimensions: 420 by 530mm. (16.5 by 20.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 2908

Notes

The map shows the city of Antwerp surrounded by its fortifications. On the right is the citadel, with each of the bastions labelled. The plan indicates the city’s major buildings including churches, houses, forts, as well as the names of the roads and squares. Below the title is a description praising the city’s importance in commerce and its beautiful buildings. A key explaining the city’s division in five agrondissements’ is also included.

The map was first published by Gaspard Bailleul in 1708 and it was based on an earlier map by Verbiest.