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Book Number 2350 
Author Nicolas de Fer 
Title Introduction a la Fortification 
Date c. 1705 
Publisher Nicolas de Fer 
Place of Publication Paris 
Edition  
Volume Information  
Cover Recent ½ calf with contemporary marbled boards, spine in five compartments of raised bands, gilt title on two, endpapers renewed. With 172 engraved plates by Nicolas de Fer and 8 in-text plates, including the title.  
Illustration With 172 engraved plates by Nicolas de Fer and 8 in-text plates, including the title. Lacks 9 plates (St. Malo, Environs de St. Malo, Gravelines, Nieuport, Combat de Leuse, Liege, Camp de Weil, and Civita Vecchia); but has 5 extras not called for in the plate list (Aire, Hesdin, Menin, Batavia, and Quebec).  
Size Oblong folio 
Condition Upper fore-corner of the Toulon, Grenoble, St. Esprit, Verceil, and Veue de Verue plates all repaired professionally; otherwise a very good copy, text and maps are clean and crisp. 
Provenance  
Pagination P. plate index, title, engraved maps and text plates. 
Reference  
Translation Info  
Notes Introduction a la Fortification was a famous atlas at its time,first published in 1690-1695. The author, Nicolas de Fer, inherited his father’s cartography business. Being a prolific cartographer, his reputation grew such that he became the official geographer of King Louis XIV of France and King Philip V of Spain. He made maps of both North America and Europe, notably including maps of the War of Spanish Succession.  
Price (US$) 9500  
Short Description Book Atlas & Cartography General; Book Military General 
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