Les Costes de France sur l'Ocean et sur la Mer Mediterranee, Corigees, Augmentees, et Divisees, en Capitaineries Garde-Costes.

FER, Nicolas de

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Description: Dediees a Monseigneur le Dauphin par Sontres Humble et tres Obeissant Serviteur et Geographe, De Fer. Beautiful double-page engraved title page [4], 38, [2], 60, 28pp. This splendid atlas is illustrated with 32 engraved coastal charts including a folding wind chart and a general index chart of France. The double page maps have delicate outline hand coloring. An engraved divisional title page (number 26) entitled "Les Costes de la Mer Mediterranee" is the 33rd plate. Short 4to (9.5 x 7.75 inches), 17th Century calf (well-worn; neatly rebacked); marbled endpapers, red edges. Paris: Chez le Sr. de Fer, dans l'Isle du Palais sur Quay de l'Orloge a la Sphere Royale. Avec Pri. du Roy, 1690.

Comments: Nicolas de Fer (1646-1720) was a prolific cartographer, engraver and publisher who took over the family map business from his mother when she retired in 1687. The business flourished and he gained a great reputation in his lifetime and was appointed 'Geographer to the King' in 1690. This original edition, the first atlas to bear his name, was published in 1690 on the basis of an atlas published in 1634 by order of Cardinal Richelieu by the publisher Tassin, who sold his plates in 1644 to Antoine de Fer, Nicolas's father. Scarce.

Binding: hardcover
Language: French
Type: Books

Book ID: 156417


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