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Auction 115, Lot 508

"Hambourg Ville Imperiale d'Allemagne tres fameux port de Mer", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Germany

Period: 1705 (dated)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 7.5 inches
27.4 x 19.1 cm

Bird's-eye plan displays 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. It was 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, p. 40.

Condition: A

Estimate: $110 - $160

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/21/2006