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Auction 115, Lot 509

"Saar-Louis Est une Ville forte…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Germany

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 7.5 inches
24.9 x 19.1 cm

Fine plan shows the important fort on the river Saar that was built by the French king Louis XIV in1680 to protect his kingdom's borders. The fortifications were designed by the famous military engineer Sebastien de Le Prestre Vauban. A key identifies eleven important parts of the fortification.

References: Pollak #21, p. 40.

Condition: A

Light damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $70 - $100

Sold for: $50

Closed on 6/21/2006