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Fine and scarce original antique map of the port of Le Havre, in northern France, published by John Luffman in 1800 for his Select Plans.

The map attractively lays out Le Havre, showing the city surrounded by a moat and with the entrance to the harbor indicated. The extent of the low tide mark is shown, indicative of the high tidal swings that occur in this part of the country. Major avenues are shown, and a key indicates nine places of importance, including the market, arsenal, and religious organizations. Behind the city, a network of marshes extends outward.

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 second of Luffman's two volumes.

Condition Description
Original hand-color.