Bassel Switzerland antique town plan Basle by De Fer 1696
Title: Basle, ville capitale du canton du même nom, située sur le Rhein a 29 degr. 12 min. de longitude et a 47 degr. 35. min. de latitude.
Description: Attractive town plan of the fortifications of Bassel Switzerland. The map is copperplate engraved with hand coloring.
Cartographer: Nicholas de Fer (1646 – 1720)
Engraver: Harmanus van Loon.
Origin: Atlas Les forces de l'Europe, ou, Description des principales villes; avec leurs fortifications ... (1695-1696))
Nicolas De Fer was the official geographer to the French king and a successful publisher. The son of cartographer Antoine de Fer. Nicholas was established as an engraver, cartographer and map publisher in Paris. Nicolas began his career with an apprenticeship to the engraver Louis Spirinx in Paris. After his death in 1720 De Fer’s property was divided between his sons-in-law Guillaume Danet, François Bénard and Rémi Richer.
Fortified town and city plans of Europe.
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Size: Sheet app.: 36 x 27 cm. 14.25 x 10.5 inches. Image app.: 24 x 20 cm. 9.5 x 7.75 inches. Condition: Very good, light spot in left higher annotations.