C1790

Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre per N. De Fer

Mapmaker:

Nicholas De Fer (1646 - 1720)

Miniature double hemisphere world map by the well known Parisian map maker Nicholas De Fer. Australia and New Zealand are shown according to the two voyages of exploration by Abel Tasman. California is shown as an island.

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S/N: WM-1705-DE-FER–233517
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Full Title:

Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre per N. De Fer

Date:

C1790

Mapmaker:

Nicholas De Fer (1646 - 1720)

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

165mm 
x 133mm

Frame Size: 

355mm 
x 320mm

Paper Size: 

197mm 
x 165mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre per N. De Fer - Antique Map from 1790

Genuine antique
dated:

1790

Description:

Miniature double hemisphere world map by the well known Parisian map maker Nicholas De Fer. Australia and New Zealand are shown according to the two voyages of exploration by Abel Tasman. California is shown as an island.

Mapmaker:

Nicholas De Fer  (1646-1720)

Parisian cartographer, engraver and publisher.

The youngest of three sons of Antoine de Fer, a cartographer and apprenticed at the age of twelve to Parisian engraver Louis Spirinx, and making his first map, of the Canal du Midi, at the age of 23. After the death of his father in June 1673, his mother Geneviève initially took over the map making company, which had begun to decline. She passed it and the atelier, called Quai de L’Horloge, on to Nicolas in 1687 because of her old age.

A prolific map maker, he issued over 600 maps attaining a great reputation and was appointed Geographer to the King.

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