"[Lot of 3] Carte particuliere du Nouveau Canal. Fait pour la conduitte, de la Riviere d'Eure, depuis Pontgrouin, jusques a Versailles", Fer, Nicolas de
Period: 1694 (dated)
Publication: Les Forces de l'Europe
Color: Hand Color
10.8 x 8 inches
27.4 x 20.3 cm
Three sheets illustrating the canal that would divert water from the Eure River at Pontgouin to Versailles. This massive project was designed by the great military engineer, the Marquis de Vauban, on the orders of Louis XIV. The work started in 1685, but was never finished.
References: Pollak #21.
Bit of minor foxing and worming in blank margins and one faint damp stain, barely intruding into map.