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Lot nr:930
Book nr:35783
Author:DE FER, Nicholas
Title:Les Forces de L'Europe ou Description des Principales Villes avec Leurs Fortifications....., Pour l'usage de Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne
Town:Paris
Publisher:chez l'auteur
Year:1695 (1693)
Description:8 vol. in-folio oblong (29 x 38,5 cm), titles printed in red and black and 184 plates. Fascicule 1 : Engraved 'Introduction ? la Fortification' title with dedication to the Duc de Bourgogne index and 18 plates, Fascicule 2: Engraved title (Schoonebeek) and 24 plates, Fascicule 3: 24 plates (1 of which folding), Fascicule 4: 20 plates, Fascicule 5: 23 plates, Fascicule 6: 24 plates, Fascicule 7: 25 plates, Fascicule 8: 26 plates, lacking title page, first plate torn with loss.
Damp staining (heavily in part 1 and 4), first leaves of first part gnawn by mice
Note:Conceived by de Fer in response to the rise in interest and popularity of Vauban's systems of fortifications. With plans of fortifications in Europe, but also with plans of Quebec (in America), Alger and Tripoli. In our region: Ypres, Ostend, Oudenaarde, Sas van Gent, Gent, Dunkerque ...
Ref. Koeman/Van der Krogt, Town Atlases IV/1, 480:1 ; Pastoureau Fer IX A
Price:€700 - €1200
Sellingprice:€500
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