"L'Europe Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Fer, Nicolas de
Period: 1706 (dated)
Publication: L'Atlas Curieux
Color: Hand Color
13.2 x 9 inches
33.5 x 22.9 cm
This small map of Europe extends east to the Caspian Sea and south to North Africa. A partial coastline of Greenland appears adjacent to the title cartouche. One line of longitude is shown running through Isle de Fer with a notation that it serves as the prime meridian based on a decree by Louis XIII in 1634. Adorned with a drape-style cartouche and a coat of arms.
References: Pastoureau, FER I D.
A couple of insignificant spots and marginal soiling.