Auction 112, Lot 435

"Donquerque. Duynkerck en Flamand…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: France

Period: 1695 (circa)

Publication: Les Forces de l'Europe

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 7.8 inches
27.4 x 19.8 cm

Superb bird's-eye plan of the fortifications for Dunkerque and the surrounding countryside. Includes a key to the major batteries and buildings. Engraved by Herman van Loon. 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: B

Couple of faint pencil notations in map. Manuscript page number in upper right margin.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/28/2005