Auction 159, Lot 399

"L'Europe Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Europe

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.

Condition: A

A couple of insignificant spots and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/14/2016