Original proof produced in 1690. Nicolas de Fer editor.
Beautiful watercolor colors.
Slight oxidation in the upper right corner.
Very good state.
Sheet size: 35 x 24.5 cm.
Particularly C Decorative Art adorned with a large compass, galleons and a ladder steps leagues. In these maps are marked the coasts with dunes, mountains, capes and points, roadsteads or anchorages represented by small anchors.
According to the work of Tassin geographer, in 1635.
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De Fer Nicolas 1647 - 1720
Geographer of His Catholic Majesty 1702 and of Monsignor the Dauphin 1690) and geographer of the Royal Children.
Nicolas de Fer was the son of the print merchant Antoine de Fer.
He apprenticed at the age of 12 with the engraver Louis Spirinx in May 1659 then worked with his father until the latter's death in June 1673, then with his mother until 1687, the year in which the latter sells his business to him (Nov. 8, 1687).
Engineer and cartographer, he will employ several engravers who will carry out his nautical charts, the cartography of the conquests of Louis XIV, more than 600 maps or plans including political, administrative, ecclesiastical, hydrographic, orographic France, as well as various bordering countries.
His outstanding work will result from the meeting of the maps in the Curious Atlas where the World is represented in the general and particular maps of Heaven and Earth .
Price: 300 €