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Description

Finely engraved plan of Rouen (Haute-Normandie) centered around the Seine.

Excellent detail of streets, buildings and the surrounding countryside. Names and locates important buildings from keyed list surrounded by ten coats of arms. Includes the Notre Dame Cathedral and shows Fort Ste. Catherine outside of town.

Decorative cartouche and compass rose.

Condition Description
Minor soiling and marginal tears. Minor soiling and foxing.
Jean Lattré Biography

Jean Lattré (fl. 1743-1793) was a Parisian bookseller and engraver who published many maps, plans, globes, and atlases. He worked closely with other important French cartographers, including Janvier, Bonne, and Delamarche, as well as other European mapmakers, such as William Faden, Santini, and Zannoni. Lattré is also interesting due to his propensity to bring suits against those who copied his work; plagiarism was common practice in eighteenth-century cartography and mapmakers struggled to maintain proprietary maps and information.