The French blockade at La Rochelle
By CARLO, du , 1628

Plan de la Ville et des Environs de La Rochelle Ensemble des Fortes redoutes et lignes de communications digue et palissades que le Roy y a fait faire pour lenuironner. Dessigné par le Commandement de sa M[ajes]te. par le Sr. du Carlo Ingenieur ordinaire de sa M[ajes]te. A[nn]o. 1628. Acheue de Grauer le 29me. May Lan 1628 per Melchior Tauernier Graueur et imprimeur du Roy pour les Tailles douces

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  • Author: CARLO, du
  • Publication place: Paris
  • Publisher: Melchior Tavernier
  • Publication date: 1628.
  • Physical description: Engraved map on four sheets joined.
  • Dimensions: 1080 by 960mm. (42.5 by 37.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11357


A birds-eye plan of the siege, taken from an imaginary viewpoint above Fort de Bonnegraine, focusing on the naval events. The harbour mouth is blocked by a line of French ships and a barrier, to keep the English out, while the French fleet is depicted in the lower left corner, threatening the English rear.

This state is dated 29th May, 1628; a later state is dated ‘… le 30me. d’Aoust Lan 1628 …’.


  1. Bibliothèque nationale de France, three locations, only one dated May 1628.