Auction 111, Lot 448

"Phalsbourg Place fortifiee de notre temps situee aux Frontieres d'Alsace et de Loraine…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: France

Period: 1696 (published)

Publication: Les Forces de l'Europe

Color: Hand Color

10.7 x 8.1 inches
27.2 x 20.6 cm

Nicolas de Fer held the title of Geographer at Louis XIV's court. He was one of the most prolific publishers of plans of European cities in the late seventeenth century. This plan illustrates the large fortifications and citadel of Perpignan, which were designed by the great military engineer, the Marquis de Vauban. The title cartouche incorporates the key to the plan and is held aloft by a cherub.

References: Pollak #21.

Condition: A

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/8/2005