Hand Colored 1636 Print of Miolans, 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 31 in the upper right-hand corner. Miolans is in eastern France. The print shows the Fortress of Miolans situated atop a rocky promontory. It was positioned here to control the juncture of the Isere and Arc rivers. It became a prison in the mid-fifteenth century, and continued to operate as such until the end of the eighteenth century, during which time it confined the Marquis de Sade (who later escaped). It was compared with the Bastille, and its dungeons were named after, among other things, the books of Dante's Divine Comedy.

Title: Hand Colored 1636 Print of Miolans, 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: 1665313

Keywords: EPHEMERA CASTLES FORTIFICATION FORTS MIOLANS FRANCE,