"St. Omer Ville forte des Pais bas dans le Comte d'Artois…", Fer, Nicolas de
Period: 1696 (published)
Publication: Les Forces de l'Europe
Color: Hand Color
11.4 x 9 inches
29 x 22.9 cm
Charming plan of the fortifications at St. Omer in the marshes of Artois. This was one of the fortresses built by Vauban for the French king, Louis XIV. These were designed to ensure that France's north-east border lands could never be recaptured.
Light even toning with some spots in margins.