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    Sale 2825

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    30 June - 1 July 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 157

    FER, NICOLAS DE, A LARGE WALL MAP 'L'AFRIQUE'

    CIRCA 1698

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    FER, NICOLAS DE, A LARGE WALL MAP 'L'AFRIQUE'
    CIRCA 1698
    L'AFRIQUE DIVISEE SELON LETENDUE DE SES PRINCIPALES PARTIES ET DONT LES POINTS PRINCIPAUX SONT PLACEZ SUR LES OBSERVATIONS DE MESSIEURS DE L'ACADEMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES Par N. DE FER...A PARIS 1698, with Description de l'afrique surrounding the central map with cartouches and various African scenes; framed and glazed, unexamined out of frame
    110 x 158 (plate)


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    Nicolas de Fer (1646-1720), cartographer, geographer, engraver was one of the leading publishers of maps in Paris at the end of the seventeenth and early eighteenth century. He took over the business begun by his father Antoine De Fer. Nicholas was a prolific producer of over 600 sheet maps, wall maps and atlases. His maps were prized for their decorative qualities rather than the accuracy of their geography. His reputation grew culminating in his appointment as Geographer to the King in 1691.
    In turn, Nicolas was succeeded by two of his son-in-laws, Guillaume Danet and Jacques-Franois Danet and then their heirs, who continued the business until about 1760.

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