Catalog Archive
Auction 91, Lot 242

"Set of three fortification plans",

Subject: Belgium and The Netherlands

Period: 1692 (published)

Publication: Suitte des Forces de l' Europe

Color: Black & White

10 x 8.5 inches
25.4 x 21.6 cm

Three copper engravings: "Dendermonde" - A Flemish fortification near Brussels. At the time it was occupied by the Spanish. The plan shows the surrounding lowlands that could be flooded for additional protection. "Ostende"- A strongly fortified port city in Southern Flanders showing the gates, walls, moats, ship repair years, as well as defenses against the violence of the sea. "Naerden" - This fort on the Zuyderzee (Netherlands) was built to protect the city of Amsterdam and surrounded by low lying fields which could easily be inundated. Includes a photocopy of the atlas title page. Light damp stains.


Condition: B

Estimate: $160 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/14/2000