"[Lot of 3] Les Environs de Milan [and] Frontieres du Milanez du Cremonese et du Lodesan au Roy d'Espagne. Le Bergamas, Le Bressan et Le Cremas… [and] Les Estats du Duche de Milan", Fer, Nicolas de
Subject: Milan, Italy
Period: 1705 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Curieux
Color: Hand Color
13.5 x 9 inches
34.3 x 22.9 cm
These three detailed maps provide a tremendous amount of information on the vicinity of the fortified city of Milan including the rivers, canals, bridges, towns and villages. The Naviglio Canal, shown on all three maps, was the first artificial canal in Europe, probably originating as a defensive ditch dug in the 12th century. It was one of the largest post-medieval engineering projects, allowing development of commerce, transport and agriculture in the region. Another interesting feature, prominently depicted within a large area north of Pavia, is the Enclos des Chartreux (Certosa di Pavia) monastery located within a large hunting park that belonged to the Visconti family of Milan.
There are some minor spots in the margins.