Hand Colored 1636 Print, Map of Alez, from 'Les plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France'

By: [Tassin, Nicholas]

Price: $30.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


Matted and ready for framing. Untrimmed. An exceptional example of a scarce print. We have more books available by this author!. A 7 x 9 3/4 sheet professionally matted down to 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 (mat measures 8 1/2 x 10 5/8). Beautiful modern hand coloring added. Labeled 32 in the upper right-hand corner. The print shows a fortification bordered by a natural waterway to the north and west, with large hills beyond the stream in these directions. Two smaller fortifications on the opposite side are connected to the main fortress by bridges. There is one other entrance along the southeast wall. The shapes of the walls illustrate the star-shaped patterns common to this era, an adaptation made to allow for defensive canonry, and to protect against siege artillery.

Title: Hand Colored 1636 Print, Map of Alez, from 'Les plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France'

Author: [Tassin, Nicholas]

Categories: Ephemera, Castles & Fortifications, 17th Century,

Publisher: [Tavernier]: 1636

Binding: Print

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 1665271

Keywords: EPHEMERA CASTLES FORTIFICATION FORTS ALEZ FRANCE,