Auction 112, Lot 433

"Nanci Ville forte et la plus considerable du Duche de Lorraine…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: France

Period: 1693 (dated)

Publication: Les Forces de l'Europe

Color: Hand Color

11 x 8.5 inches
27.9 x 21.6 cm

Interesting bird's-eye plan of the fortifications for Nancy and the surrounding countryside. Includes a key to the major buildings and a decorative title cartouche. 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.

References: Pollak #21.

Condition: A

Manuscript page number in upper right margin.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/28/2005