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Auction 115, Lot 460

"[Lot of 2] La Forteresse de Mont Melian [and] Veue de Mont Melian du Coste de la Perouse", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: France

Period: 1705 (dated)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 5.3 inches
21.6 x 13.5 cm

Pair of charts show the fortress of Montmelian in the Duchy of Savoy-Piemont. First is a fortification plan and the second shows the fortress' location atop a mountain overlooking the Isere River. Nicolas de Fer held the title of 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, p. 40.

Condition: A

Worm tracks in blank margin, well away from images.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/21/2006