Auction 117, Lot 629

"Plan de Belgrade", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Serbia, Belgrade

Period: 1717 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.8 inches
48.3 x 37.6 cm

This scarce, large bird's-eye plan shows the walls and fortifications of Belgrade situated at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers. This plan shows the bastion walls that were constructed by the Venetian engineer Andrea Cornaro during the Turkish occupation between 1690 and 1717. In 1717 the Austrians, led by Prince Eugene of Savoy, retook Belgrade. There has been supposition that Carnaro, as a Christian employee of the Turkish army, intentionally worked to the detriment of Turkish military interests in constructing these fortifications.


Condition: A

Couple of printer's creases, else fine.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/6/2006