City Views, France, Montmélian, Département Savoie, Arx et Oppidum Montismeliani
"Arx et Oppidum Montismeliani"
Large copper engraving by Romanus de Hooghe (1645-1708)
Birds-eye-view of the fortress and town of Montmélian. In the lower right is a plan of the fortress. The Isere River flows through the center of the extraordinary print.
In the lower area is a grand cartouche with the Goddess Fortuna. She holds the Savoyen flag in one hand and a cornucopia in the other hand. Two lions hold the coat-of-arms of Savoy.
Also visible are surveyors, cartographers, soldiers, vintners and farmers.
This copper engraving is very clean and in good condition.
Strong impression. Wide margins.
Image: 47 x 59 cm ( 18.5 x 23.2 ")