Attractive antique map of Fort. St. Francis, in France, made for John Luffman's delightful pocket atlas, the "Select plans..." Fort St. Francis is located in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais to the south of Dunkirk in northern France. The fort would have served to protect royal and then republican interests in the region, primarily against English and Flemish adversaries.
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.