Auction 113, Lot 490

"[Lot of 2] Isle, Rocher, Ville, chateau et Abbaye du Mont St. Michel [and] Mont St. Michel",

Subject: France

Period: 1650-1705 (circa)


Color: Black & White

See Description

Pair of interesting copper engravings of this village on the Normandy coast that is famous for its high tides when the town becomes an island. First is a bird's-eye prospective by Nicolas de Fer, Paris, 1705 (13.2 x 9.8") showing the village and hilltop abbey and chateau with the nearby coastline. Second is a fine view of the island at high tide engraved by Johan Pretres and published by Matthaus Merian, circa 1650 (12.2 x 4.8").


Condition: B

Both sharp impressions. First with a light rust spot in map. Second trimmed from a folio sheet with a narrow top margin and remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/7/2005