"Atlas ou Recueil de Cartes Geographiques", Fer, Nicolas de
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1709 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
11.2 x 15 inches
28.4 x 38.1 cm
This lovely title page features a small world map atop an architectural structure. The map features California as an island and the North American coastline continuing to the top of the map. On top of the structure is De Fer's mark - an armillary sphere with the words A la Sphere Royale flanking it. To the left is Urania using an astrolabe and Atlas supports a globe on the right. The coats of arms of the king of Spain and le Dauphin are also featured.
References: McLaughlin, #TP-11; Pastoureau, Fer II A.
Minor creasing with a few faint spots and a tiny hole in 'A' of 'Atlas'. Two tiny chips in the right blank margin have been repaired with old paper.