Sebastien de Pontault de Beaulieu
(? - 1674)
Sebastien de Pontault de Beaulieu - a
royal cartographer, military engineer and draughtsman.
His main work is known as Grand Beaulieu - the name given to the album
of "the glorious victories of Louis the Great, produced from the drawings
of the Chevalier de Beaulieu". This work, featuring large-format engravings
illustrating the conquests of Louis XIV in the period from 1643 to 1692,
together with maps, plans of towns and fortresses, and diagrams showing the location of
forces during sieges and battles, was published between 1676 and 1694.
Sebastien de Pontault de Beaulieu mapped the fortifications of many Mediterranean islands.