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Auction 115, Lot 434

"Mons, Ville Capitale du Hainaut, aux Francois…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1690 (dated)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 7.6 inches
27.4 x 19.3 cm

This plan illustrates the extensive fortifications of Mons. Three cartouches contain the title, imprint and distance scale, and a key to the map. It 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

Soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/21/2006