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Auction 118, Lot 644

"Verdun, Veille forte Capitale du Diocese de meme nom…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: France, Verdun

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 7 inches
27.4 x 17.8 cm

Beautiful view of the fortified city of Verdun. The fortifications were designed in the 17th century by the famous French military engineer Sebastien de Le Prestre Vauban. Engraved by Herman van Loon and published by Nicolas de Fer, 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, p. 40.

Condition: A

Marginal staining, else fine.

Estimate: $80 - $110

Sold for: $60

Closed on 3/6/2007