Antique Map-GRAY-FRANCE-FORTIFICATON-FORTRESS-Bouttats-Gualdo Priorato-1670

Price: € 87,50

Subject: Map: 'Gray.' Plan of the city of Gray, in the French departement Haute-Saone.
Condition: Good, given age. Middle fold, as issued. General age-related toning and light staining/soiling from handling as visible on image. Minor paper loss bottom right corner, not affecting image. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Original etching/engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 47 x 36 cm. The image size is ca. 45.5 x 34.5 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 18.5 x 14.2 inch. The image size is ca. 17.9 x 13.6 inch.
Part Number: 43419
Location: DP-E2-39
Description: This plan originates from: 'Historia di Leopoldo Cesare, Continente le cose piu memorabili successe in Europa, dal 1656. sino al 1670. [....]', Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato, published in 1670.

Artists and Engravers: Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato (1606-1678) entered military service at a very young age and served in Flanders under the Prince of Orange. After his retirement, he authored several historical accounts including the Teatro del Belgio, which described the Catholic/Protestant wars in Belgium and Netherlands during the seventeenth century. His superb plans do not show the internal layout of the cities, except for showing the locations of the major churches. Instead the emphasis is on the fortification, as well as on the surrounding site, rivers and canals. Gaspar Bouttats (1625 - 1695), Flemish engraver.