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Auction 114, Lot 400

"Liege, Ville forte et Considerable Capitale de l'Eveche et Seigneurie de Liege Enclave", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1694 (dated)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 7.2 inches
24.9 x 18.3 cm
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Bird's-eye plan of the extensive fortifications and batteries at Liege. The strategic position of Liege has made it a frequent target of armies and insurgencies over the centuries. Engraved by Herman van Look 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

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 3/1/2006