1987. Item #A5415
Gebr. Douwes Fine Art, Amsterdam. Reisschetsen van Jan Peeters /Travelling Sketches by Jan Peeters. Exhibition catalogue, 1987. N.p., 60 ills. Very good paperbound (shelfsoil). ** Sixty views of towns in France and the Southern Netherlands, ca. 1650, mainly of "fortified places which form a chain of strongholds in Artois, Picardy and the Meuse valley, some of them technically perfected by the royal fortress engineer Vauban." "Could this have been, so shortly after the Eighty Years War, a military espionage assignment or was it just a personal interest?" Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate. [Military Architecture, Fortifications].