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Rare French plan of the City and Citadel of Antwerp, engraved by Antoine Coquart and first published by Baillieul in 1708.

The map shows a detailed treatment of the military fortifications of Antwerp, with a plan of the town and views of the major buildings, churches, squares, etc. The primary gates and bridges are also located. A smaller inset map illustrates the area controlled by the Marquis of Antwerp.

The plan incorporates the fortifications completed in 1701 by Philip V. This Gaspar Baillieu edition of 1708 is based upon an early plan engraved by Harrewyn. Both are apparently drawn from Verbiest's map, but incorporating the new fortifications of Philip V.

The view is apparently very rare. We located ony an example of the 1745 edition on line.