Charts and maps, Grenville collection

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Carte des environs de Commune-Affranchie, ou sont representes les travaux du siege soutenu par cette ville rebelle pendant les mois d'Aout et de Septembre 1793.

Charts and maps

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Collection Charts and maps, Grenville collection
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID GREN5B/4
Description Single sheet. Engr. Medium: Segmented and backed. Scale: 1:11 000 (bar). Cartographic Note: North at 90 degrees. Scale in toises. Additional Places: Lyons, France. Contents Note: The title cartouche depicts a monument incribed 'Lyon fit la guerre a la liberte: Lyon n'est plus'. (Lyons made war on liberty: Lyons is no more.), Fortifications are shown in red. Lines of fire are shown , solid for the attackers, dotted for the besieged, A text box gives a narrative of events and lists the armament expended, Note: La vengeance nationale s'est appesantie sur cette ville criminelle; ses murs at fortifications ont ete demolis un grand nombre des rebelles ont ete guillotines ou fusilles et leur maisons rasees. Translated: The national vengeance has been visited on this criminal town; its walls and fortifications have been demolished, a great number of rebels have been guillotined or shot and their houses razed to the ground.
Date made 1793

Artist/Maker Girard-Aubert
Place made Paris
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials Paper
Measurements 63 x 74.5cm.
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