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Auction 116, Lot 710

"Veue, de Constantinople", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication: Les Forces de l'Europe…

Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 3.5 inches
16.5 x 8.9 cm
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Interesting miniature bird's-eye view shows the strategic Bosporus Strait 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, pp.40-43.

Condition: A

Extremely wide original margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/20/2006