Auction 159, Lot 453

"Pour la Carte de la Lorraine", Anon.

Subject: Northeastern France

Period: 1729 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13 x 18.8 inches
33 x 47.8 cm

This fascinating sheet features eight bird's-eye plans detailing the fortifications of various towns located in the Lorraine region of France. Each includes a drape-like title cartouche, and all but one has a key identifying notable sites.

A. Plan de la Ville de Metz.
B. Plan de la Ville de Phaltsbourg.
C. Toul.
D. Plan des Villes et Citadelle de Nancy.
E. Plan de la Ville de Verdun.
F. Plan de la Citadelle de Nancy.
G. Plan de Chasteau de Clermont.
H. Plan de la Ville de Marsal.


Condition: B+

Nice impression with minor soiling. There are manuscript notations, short edge tears, and a few extraneous creases in the blank margins around the plans.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 9/14/2016