"Lisbonne [on sheet with] Palais Royal de Lisbonne [and] Le Chateau de Belem. Pres Lisbonne deans la Riviere du Tage", Fer, Nicolas de
Subject: Lisbon, Portugal
Period: 1703 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Curieux ou le Monde
Color: Hand Color
13.1 x 9.6 inches
33.3 x 24.4 cm
This captivating sheet combines a bird's-eye plan of the fortifications of Lisbon with two finely engraved views. At left is the Ribeira Palace, the main residence for Portuguese royalty before its destruction in the Lisbon earthquake of 1755. The Belem Tower is shown in the view at right. Engraved by Antoine Coquart.
References: Pastoureau, FER I .
A crisp impression on watermarked paper with marginal toning.