Auction 140, Lot 814

"Le Port d'Alger…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Algiers, Algeria

Period: 1696 (circa)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

12.3 x 6 inches
31.2 x 15.2 cm

Attractive small bird's-eye plan of the fortification at the port at Algiers. The chart is oriented with north at bottom by a compass rose. Nicolas de Fer held the title of 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

Watermarked paper with a few faint spots and a small hole in wide margins, far from map image.

Estimate: $80 - $100


Closed on 5/23/2012