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1707. Principaute Des Asturies . . . 1707

  • Principaute Des Asturies . . . 1707

Principaute Des Asturies . . . 1707 information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 11990x9153 px
Disk Size: 
 21.3343MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Paris
Author: 

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Printing at 72 dpi 
  166.53 х 127.13
Printing at 150 dpi 
 79.93 х 61.02
Printing at 300 dpi 
 39.97 х 30.51

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Principaute Des Asturies . . . 1707

Rare map of the Asturias, published in Paris by Nicholas De Fer.

Includes a coats of arms in the title cartouche. Includes excellent detail.

The map is apparently quite rare on the market. No examples listed on AMPR at auction or in dealer catalogues in the past 30 years.

Nicholas de Fer (1646-1720) was the son of a map seller, Antoine de Fer, and grew to be one of the most well-known mapmakers in France in the seventeenth century. He was apprenticed at twelve years old to Louis Spirinx, an engraver. When his father died in 1673, Nicholas helped his mother run the business until 1687, when he became the sole proprietor.

His earliest known work is a map of the Canal of Languedoc in 1669, while some of his earliest engravings are in the revised edition of Methode pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie (1685). In 1697, he published his first world atlas. Perhaps his most famous map is his wall map of America, published in 1698, with its celebrated beaver scene (engraved by Hendrick van Loon, designed by Nicolas Guerard). After his death in 1720, the business passed to his sons-in-law, Guillaume Danet and Jacques-Francois Benard. 


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Item information:

Year of creation:
Size:
11990x9153 px
Disk:
21.3343MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Paris
Author:
Nicolas de Fer.
$14.99

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