Auction 126, Lot 524

"[Lot of 10 - French Fortification Plans]", Tassin, Nicholas

Subject: France

Period: 1631-44 (published)

Publication: Les Plans et Profils de Toutes les Principales Villes…

Color: Hand Color

6 x 4 inches
15.2 x 10.2 cm

Uncommon group of fortification plans published in an illustrated topographical survey of seventeenth century France. This royal geographer published the maps in 17 separate parts between 1631 and 1644.

1) Abeville
2) Caussade
3) Embrun
4) La Capeile
5) Le Catelet
6) Le Mont Hulin
7) Libourne
8) Maubert Fontaine
9) St Jean de Laune
10) Ville Franche


Condition: A

A couple of maps have worm holes or light spots in the blank margins. There is some minor bleed through of color on some of the blank versos.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/3/2008