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Auction 113, Lot 497

"Lille, Ville forte des Pais Bas, Situee dans le Comte de la Flandre Francoise…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Belgium - Lille

Period: 1696 (circa)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

11 x 8 inches
27.9 x 20.3 cm
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This plan illustrates the large fortifications and citadel of Lille. The plan was 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 track in blank margin.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $85

Closed on 12/7/2005