• Author: de Fer, Nicolas
  • Date: 1694
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 12 3/4" x 9"
  • Centimeters: 32.69 x 23.08
  • Price: $1,295.00

PARIS, De Fer, Nicolas, Paris.

A small, detailed map of the city of Paris with keys to buildings and places on the left, and a small, elegant cartouche displaying the coat of arms of Louis XIV at lower right.

Nicholas de Fer (1646 – 1720) was the son of cartographer Antoine de Fer. Nicholas was established as an engraver, cartographer, and map publisher in Paris, with over 600 maps and atlases to his credit. His work earned a large following because of its considerable decorative appeal. In the late 17th century, de Fer’s career culminated in his appointment as Geographer to the King of France. Upon his death in 1720, Nicolas was succeeded by two of his sons-in-law, Guillaume Danet and Jacques-François Danet and their heirs, who continued the de Fer publishing firm until c. 1760.
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