Plan: Plan of Bruges / Brugge, one of the Principal towns in Flanders.
Made by Isaac Basire after Tindal.
Medium: engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid (verge) with watermark paper.
Sheet size: 49.5 x 39.5 cm (19.49 x 15.55 inch). Image size: 43 x 35.5 cm. (16.93 x 13.98 inch).
Condition: excellent, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
PLAN-BRUGES-BELGIUM-BRUGGE | DP-A2-002-26
This plan originates from: ‘Mr. Tindal’s Continuation of Mr. Rapin’s ‘History of Engand.’ , with maps by Richard William Seale and John Basire, published by Rapin & Tindal. This antique map was printed in 1727 or later. This work was a continuation of ‘L’Histoire d’Angleterre’ by Paul de Rapin-Thoyras, printed at the Hague in 1724. All 13 volumes of his work were translated and continued to English in the early 18th century by the Reverend Nicolas Tindal and first published in 1727. As time went on more volumes were added with more recent history. Artists and Engravers: Authors: Nicholas Tindal (1687-1774) and Paul de Rapin-Thoyras (1661-1725), a French historian working under English patronage. Engraved by Isaac Basire (1704-68). Many sources mention James Basire being the engraver, but he was born in 1730.
Biography engraver: Isaac Basire (1704-68).
Biography artist: Nicholas Tindal (1687-1774).