Auction 116, Lot 493

"Bruselles, Ville Considerable des Pais Bas Capitale du Duche de Brabant…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1691 (circa)

Publication: Les Forces de l'Europe…

Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 7.5 inches
29.2 x 19.1 cm

Superb small bird's-eye plan of Bruselles showing its fortifications and surrounding countryside, canals and roads. The map emphasizes the military, rather than the internal layout of the city. Engraved by Herman van Loon.

References: Pollak #21, p. 40.

Condition: B

Small worm track affecting a blank area in the cartouche.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/20/2006