Auction 117, Lot 532

"[3 Sheets] Carte particuliere du Nouveau Canal. Fait pour la conduitte, de la Riviere d'Eure, depuis Pontgrouin, jusques a Versailles", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: France

Period: 1705 (dated)

Publication: Les Forces de l'Europe

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 8 inches
27.4 x 20.3 cm

A finely engraved map on three sheets illustrating the canal that would divert water from the Eure River at Pontgouin to Versailles. This massive project was designed by the great French military engineer, the Marechal de Vauban, on the orders of Louis XIV. The work started in 1685, but was never finished.

References: Pollak #21, p. 40.

Condition: A

Small hole in one blank margin, well away from map.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 12/6/2006