Italy, Italy, Corsica and Sardinia; Nicolas de Fer - L'Italie - ca. 1705

Description
Italy, Italy, Corsica and Sardinia; Nicolas de Fer - L'Italie - ca. 1705
Partly old colored map of Italy with its neighboring countries

Condition: good. Sufficient margins. Paper browned. Verso: blank.

This small map of Italy with its neighboring countries also includes good detail of the islands Corsica and Sardinia. The map extends from Marseille in the west to the Dalmatian coastline. Nice and Monaco are located in the Italian state of Piedmont. In the lower left corner there is a table giving the geographic positions of the major cities. Nicholas de Fer (1646-1720) was the son of a map seller, Antoine de Fer, and grew to be one of the most well-known mapmakers in France in the seventeenth century. He was apprenticed at twelve years old to Louis Spirinx, an engraver. When his father died in 1673, Nicholas helped his mother run the business until 1687, when he became the sole proprietor.

Lot details
Object
Map
Country (current geographical location)
Italy
Geographical specification
Italy, Corsica and Sardinia
Map maker/ publisher
Nicolas de Fer
Map/ Book title
L'Italie
Period
ca. 1705
Condition
Good
Technique
Copper engraving
Additional Information
Partly old colored map of Italy with its neighboring countries
Size of the largest image
22×32 cm
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