Attractive antique map of Fort. Knocke, in Austrian Flanders (Belgium), made for John Luffman's delightful pocket atlas, the "Select plans..." Located on the Yser River, this fort was built by Spanish troops in the 17th century, before being transferred first to the Austrians and then supposedly to the French in 1794.
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.