Auction 112, Lot 481

"Landau, Ville au Roy, et Fortifiee d'une Nouvelle Maniere…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Germany

Period: 1695 (circa)

Publication: Les Forces de l'Europe

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 7.5 inches
27.4 x 19.1 cm

This plan illustrates Vauban's second system of fortifications. Landau was chosen by Vauban as the chief fortress for Lower Alsace and he lavished all his resources on it. 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: $70 - $100

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/28/2005