Attractive antique map of Tournay, in Flanders, made for John Luffman's delightful pocket atlas, the "Select plans..." The map shows the layout of the Tournay Fort, an important Flemish stronghold that saw the important Battle of Tournay in 1794. French Republic forces first attacked Tournay during the Flanders Campaign, fighting against coalition forces led by Emperor Francis II. While French forces would lose this battle and several others in the campaign, heavy losses on the coalition side would lead to the abandonment of the Austrian Netherlands.
Luffman's Select Plans is an uncommon traveler's guide that served to educate the intrepid traveler regarding any part of the world, from the major cities of Europe to the wild coasts of the Spice Islands. Each of Luffman's maps contained detailed coastal descriptions showing the major landmarks and cities, as well as basic but necessary navigational information. This plate appeared in the first of Luffman's two volumes.