Auction 114, Lot 429

"St. Omer Ville forte des Pais bas dans le Comte d'Artois…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: France

Period: 1696 (circa)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 7.8 inches
27.4 x 19.8 cm

Charming plan of the fortifications at St. Omer in the marshes of Artois. This was one of the fortresses built by Vauban for the French king, Louis XIV. These were designed to ensure that France's north-east border lands could never be recaptured.

References: Pollak #21.

Condition: A

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 3/1/2006