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Auction 114, Lot 454

"Hambourg Ville Imperiale d'Allemagne tres fameux port de Mer Situee a l'Entree de la Riviere d'Elbe", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Germany

Period: 1696 (circa)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

10.6 x 7.5 inches
26.9 x 19.1 cm
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Bird's-eye plan of the important port located on tidal flats in the glacial valley of the River Elbe. The plan is finely rendered to show the city walls, streets and canals and the surrounding countryside with gardens, textile mills, and ship yards. Engraved by C. Inselin 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: $180

Closed on 3/1/2006