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Fer, de Nicolas (1646 - 1720) Paris
L' Asie Suivant les Nouvelles Decouvertes dont les Point Principaux .
Artist: Fer de Nicolas d ; issued in: Paris; date: d1705 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Perfect condition; - size (in cm): 23 x 32; - description: Decorative map shows complete Asia with three decorative cartouches.This map, which is original to De Fer, is a continuous landbridge extending from northern Korea and eastern Siberia across to America. Hokkaido appears as a small circular island north of Japan. The northern coastline of Asia is based on Witsen's explorations including Cap Tabin and Cap Glace. The interior is filled with details, including what appears to be a road from Moscow to Peking, and the Great Wall of China.The Caspian Sea is presented in an unusual shape. India is misshapen and the coastline of a portion of New Guinea is incorrectly named as Nouvelle Zeelande.; - vita of the artist: Nicolas de Fer ( 1646 - 1720 in Paris) was a French cartographer and geographer. He also was an engraver and publisher. De Fer was the youngest of three sons of Antoine de Fer, who was also a cartographer. When he was 12, he became the apprentice of Parisian engraver Louis Spirinx, and made his first map, of the Canal du Midi, at the age of 23. After the death of his father in June 1673, de Fer was so successful at improving the firm that, in 1690, he became the official geographer to Louis, Dauphin of France. With support from the Spanish and French Royal Families, de Fer also became official geographer for Philip V and Louis XIV, the kings of Spain and France, respectively. Because of this, his maps became Bourbon propaganda, endorsing … [Click Below for Full Description]
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