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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

FER, Nicolas de. [Early 18th century double-hemisphere world map]
Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale de la Terre... Paris, 1705. 230 x 345mm.
Double-hemisphere world map, surrounded by mediallion portraits of famous explorers, including Columbus, Magellan and Drake. It was engraved by Charles Inselin for de Fer's 'Atlas Curieux'. SHIRLEY: 601.
[Ref: 18407]    £650.00 ($843 • €755 rates)


  AMERICA 

FER, Nicolas de. [A French separate-issue map of the Americas]
L'Amerique, Meridionale et Septentrionale... Paris, 1699. 470 x 600mm. Binding fold flattened.
De Fer's large separate-issue map of the Americas, with decorative cartouches for the title, dedication & scale, with a fourth left blank. Engraved by van Loon, California is shown as a very large island. McLAUGHLIN: 127, first state of 6.
[Ref: 13935]    £2,000.00 ($2,594 • €2,322 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [The Americas with California as an island]
L'Amerique, Meridionale et Septentrionale... Paris, 1700. Original colour. 225 x 340mm.
First issue of this map of the Americas, with decorative cartouches for the title, dedication and scale. Engraved by Inselin for the 'Atlas Curieux', California is shown as a very large island. McLAUGHLIN: 135.
[Ref: 17404]    £700.00 ($908 • €813 rates)


 Western USA 

FER, Nicolas de. [18th century French map of California as an Island]
Cette Carte de Californie et du Nouveau Mexique... 1705. Paris, 1705. Original colour. 225 x 340mm. Old ink mss. numver in top edge of map.
An important map of California: engraved by Inselin for the 'Atlas Curieux', it shows the discoveries of Father Eusebio Kino, the first European to cross from the mainland to California. However it is still depicted as an island. The mainland is shown from Mexico City to Santa Fé, with an incredible 314-point key. McLAUGHLIN: 134.
[Ref: 18883]    £920.00 ($1,193 • €1,068 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [De Fer's large-format map of the island of California]
La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline, Teatro de los Trabajos Apostolicos De Compa.e. Jesus en la America Sept. Dressé sur celle que le Viceroy de la Nouvelle Espagne... Paris, 1720. Original outline colour. 460 x 665mm. A very fine example with wide margin.
The largest representation of the island of California on a single-sheet map. It is an enlarged version of Fer's map of 1700, allowing the 314 names in the original key to be moved onto the map. In place of the key is a text telling the history of California up to 1695, and four vignettes. Bottom left is a cartouche, illustrated with creatures including a Spoonbill and an armadillo, which seems to be lacking extra text. Most of the detail in the Mexican interior comes from the work of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645-1711), an Italian Jesuit. It is interesting that it was Kino first claimed California was joined to the mainland, as early as 1702. This is the best example we have ever seen. MCLAUGHLIN: 196.
[Ref: 16627]    £6,750.00 ($8,755 • €7,837 rates)


 West Indies 

FER, Nicolas de. [Early 18th century map of Martinique]
L'Isle de la Martinique. Paris, 1704. 260 x 360mm. With a separate sheet of desriptive text. Narrow margin at top due to the size of the plate.
A map of Martinique, engraved by Starckmann, with an extensive key.
[Ref: 18419]    £250.00 ($324 • €290 rates)


 South America 

FER, Nicolas de. [French chart of Cartagena and surrounds]
Plan des Villes, Forts, Port, Rade et Environ de Cartagene Située dans l'Amerique Meridionale dans le Province de Terre Ferme appartement aux Espagnols. Paris, 1705. 230 x 340mm. With a separate sheet of descriptive text.
Detailed plan of Cartagena in Colombia, with a 12 point key. Its importance as a transit port for precious the metals from the mines in the New Granada and Peru made it a frequent target for pirates and rival European powers. Engraved on copper by Inselin.
[Ref: 18422]    £220.00 ($285 • €255 rates)


  ASIA 

FER, Nicolas de. [17th century miniature map of Asia]
L'Asie divisée en ses regions et principaux etats. Paris, 1685. Coloured. 150 x 180mm
Miniature map of Asia, engraved by Desbrulins for de Fer's 'Methode pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie', first published the year before.
[Ref: 17837]    £220.00 ($285 • €255 rates)


 Far East 

FER, Nicolas de. [18th Century French map of the East Indies]
Les Indes Orientales sous le Nom de queles est compris L'Empire du Grand Mogol, Les Deux Presqu'Isles Deca et de la Le Gange, Les Maldives, et L'Isle de Ceylan. Paris, Danet, 1721. Original outline colour. 620 x 480mm. A fine example
De Fer's large map of the East Indies, showing India, the Malay Peninsula with Singapore, Sumatra and Indo-China to Hainan. This example was published by Danet, de Fer's son-in-law and successor.
[Ref: 13696]    £1,200.00 ($1,556 • €1,393 rates)


 China 

FER, Nicolas de. [17th century miniature map of China]
La Chine. Paris, 1685. Coloured. 140 x 165mm. A few small colour smears
A small map of China and Korea showing the major cities, from de Fer's 'Methode pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie', first published the year before.
[Ref: 17830]    £345.00 ($447 • €401 rates)


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