The second stage of the blockade at La Rochelle

By SIETTE, René de, 1628 

Plan Veritable de la Ville de la Rochelle et les nouuelles fortifications qu’ils ont faictes au deuant d’Icelles. Auec le dessing de lattacquement faict et Com[m]ence par sa Majesté le Premier Iour de September 1627. Obserué Par le Sr. de Siette Conre. Ingenieur et Geographe ord[inai]re. du Roy. M. Tauernier Fecit. 1628

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  • Author: SIETTE, René de
  • Publication place: Paris
  • Publisher: Melchior Tavernier
  • Publication date: 1628.
  • Physical description: Engraved map with letterpress text pasted below.
  • Dimensions: 380 by 505mm. (15 by 20 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11381

Notes

Rare broadside plan of the siege of La Rochelle, first published in September 1627, here in a second state, printed in 1628.

In the title the date, 1628, has been inserted after Tavernier’s name. Within the map, the city defences of La Rochelle are infilled with a street plan, keyed to the letterpress below (not found with the BNF exemplar of the first state). Along the southern coast of the harbour, the curtain wall of forts between Forts d’Orleans’ and Fort Tadon’ has been erased. The existing line of ships forming a barrier across the harbour is now labelled Lisu ou l’Estacade qui faisoit Pompee Targon deuoty estre passee’; a second barrier, composed of two piers with a central line of ships is now inserted on the seaward side, the southern end anchored at logement de M.r de Marillac’.