Auction 113, Lot 496

"Rouen, est une des Premiere Villes du Royaume de France", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: France

Period: 1696 (circa)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 7.5 inches
29.2 x 19.1 cm

Delightful bird's-eye plan of the city of Rouen (Haute-Normandie) on the banks of the Seine. The plan includes excellent details including the names of churches, bridges and gates and shows the road to Paris and Fort Saint Catherine outside of town. Engraved by Herman van Loon and published by Nicolas de Fer, 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

small worm holes in blank margin

Estimate: $70 - $100

Sold for: $50

Closed on 12/7/2005