Auction 112, Lot 434

"[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

Subject: France

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.

Condition: A

Bit of minor foxing and worming in blank margins and one faint damp stain, barely intruding into map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/28/2005