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Auction 115, Lot 658

"Veue, des Dardanelles, de Constantinople", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.8 inches
12.2 x 9.7 cm

Interesting miniature bird's-eye view shows the strategic strait between the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara with Constantinople in the background. 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

Printed on a very large sheet with a damp stain in upper margin, well away from image. Lightly toned.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/21/2006