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Auction 138, Lot 540

"Lille, Ville Forte des Pais Bas, Situee dans le Comte de la Flandre Francoise…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Lille, Belgium

Period: 1696 (circa)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

11 x 7 inches
27.9 x 17.8 cm

This plan illustrates the large fortifications and citadel of Lille. 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.


Condition: A

Wide margins and light toning.

Estimate: $55 - $75

Sold for: $40

Closed on 12/7/2011