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Auction 115, Lot 435

"Bruselles, Ville Considerable des Pais Bas Capitale du Duche de Brabant…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

11.7 x 7.5 inches
29.7 x 19.1 cm

Superb bird's-eye plan of Bruselles shows its fortifications and surrounding countryside, canals and roads during a siege. It was published at a time when England declared war on France after the death of the King of Spain, Charles II, to stop the union of France and Spain.

References: Pollak #21, p. 40.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/21/2006