Auction 117, Lot 679

"[Lot of 2] Fontarabie, Port de Mer sur l'Ocean et Ville forte d'Espagne… [and] Puicerda Ville forte de Catalogne du Comte de Cerdagne au Roy d'Espagne", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Spain

Period: 1691 (circa)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

8.8 x 6.9 inches
22.4 x 17.5 cm

Pair of interesting fortification plans of strategic military positions near the French border. 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: B

Bit of minor foxing, mostly in blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/6/2006