Portrait of Dieppe

Dieppe
1575
28 x 36 cm
France - Rouen - Archives départementales de Seine-Maritime
74 Fi 7/75
Early modern period
Maritime and Trade links

"Le Pourtraict de la ville de Dieppe", by François de Belleforest (1530-1583), 1575. Wood engraving.

 

François de Belleforest is the author of the oldest view of the town of Dieppe. It is extracted from his book "Universal Cosmography", published in 1575.

 

This view of the city, taken from the sea, is instructive on buildings, doors of the fortified walls, the entrance to the harbor, the castle.

 

Location

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