Catalog Archive
Auction 130, Lot 498

"Lion Ville tres Considerable du Royaume de France…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Lyon, France

Period: 1705 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Cureiux

Color: Hand Color

13.3 x 9 inches
33.8 x 22.9 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

This bird's-eye plan of Lion and vicinity illustrates the strategic position of its fortifications on the Saône and the Rhône rivers. It provides an excellent view of the city's defenses, bridges, walls, gates, and the defensive chains in the Saône River. There is also great detail of the orchards, fields and vineyards in the surrounding countryside.


Condition: A

Good impression and original color.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/2/2009