Auction 111, Lot 532

"Turin, Ville Capitale de Piemont Residence ordinaire des Ducs de Savoye…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Italy

Period: 1690 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.2 x 7.6 inches
25.9 x 19.3 cm

Charming bird's-eye plan of the fortifications and citadel of Turin showing the locations of churches and palaces. The title and key are engraved in scroll-style cartouches. 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. Engraved by Herman van Loon and published in 1696.

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Condition: A

Minor printer's crease, overall very good.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/8/2005

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