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Auction 116, Lot 495

"Mons, Ville Capitale du Hainaut, aux Francois…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication: Les Forces de l'Europe…

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 7.6 inches
24.9 x 19.3 cm
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This plan illustrates the extensive fortifications of Mons that was occupied by French troops in 1691. Three cartouches contain the title, imprint and distance scale, and a key to the map. It was engraved by Herman van Loon 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, pp.40-43.

Condition: A

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/20/2006