Auction 111, Lot 466

"Basle Ville Capitale du Canton du meme nom Situee sur le Rhein…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Switzerland - Basel

Period: 1691 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.3 x 8 inches
26.2 x 20.3 cm

Fine bird's-eye plan of the walled city and surrounding countryside. The map is oriented with north at right by a compass rose. A key at left identifies 20 important buildings and gates. 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.


Condition: A

Few tiny worm holes in blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/8/2005