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Auction 115, Lot 461

"Sedan, Ville forte de Champagne…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: France

Period: 1705 (dated)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 6.5 inches
27.4 x 16.5 cm

This fine small plan of Sedan, the largest medieval stronghold in Europe, illustrates its multifaceted fortifications. 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

Tear in lower margin away from image.

Estimate: $70 - $100

Sold for: $50

Closed on 6/21/2006