Auction 116, Lot 500

"Anvers, Antwerpen en Flamand Belle et Grande Ville des Pais Bas…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Belgium, Antwerp

Period: 1691 (circa)

Publication: Les Forces de l'Europe…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.8 x 7.8 inches
27.4 x 19.8 cm

Handsome bird's-eye fortification plan of Antwerp and the surrounding countryside. The map is oriented with north to the left by a small compass rose in the river Scheldt. The plan shows the internal layout of the city, churches, military barracks, citadel and city walls and canals. The surrounding countryside is graphically depicted with fields, windmills and even a gallows at upper right. A key at left locates 22 important sights.

References: Pollak #21, p. 40.

Condition: A

Minor foxing in margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/20/2006

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