"L'Europe Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Fer, Nicolas de
Period: 1717 (dated)
Publication: L'Atlas Curieux ou le Monde...
Color: Hand Color
12.9 x 8.8 inches
32.8 x 22.4 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 dark impression on watermarked paper, issued folding and now flattened with minute holes at the fold intersections and light printer's ink residue. There is a binding trim at left that has been professionally replaced with an adjacent 2" binding tear that has been archivally repaired.