Portrait of Dieppe

Historical Background

"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.


  • Origin


  • Date details


  • Size

28 x 36 cm

  • Institution

Archives départementales de Seine – Maritime

  • Original reference

74 Fi 7/75

  • Period

Early modern Period

  • Thematic

Maritime and Trade Links


Rouen – Archives Départementales

Pour réutiliser les images de l'exposition, merci de consulter la page Droits de réutilisation des images