UK - Isle of Wight - de Fer


UK - Isle of Wight - de Fer

Product no.: 2450
£225.00


L'Isle de Wight dressee sur les Derniers Memoirs... by Nicolas de Fer (1646 - 1720)

engraved by H. van Loon; publ. by Nicolas de Fer; Paris; c1700.
 
copper engraved map with orig. outline colouring; plate size 36 x 31,5 cm. left and right hand margin cropped to neatline; indistinctive plate marks top and bottom; 1 fold as issued; 1 add. fold; add. creases; paper evenly toned with some soiling; plate slightly rubbed lower neatline; top left hand corner false margin of 9cm (old repair); o/w g cond.
 
Very detailed map of the Isle of Wight with a small cartouche, 2 insets of Tor Bay and the Isles of Scilly, and explanatory text.
 
Nicolas de Fer was the son of Antoine de Fer who founded the family business. After his father's death, his mother Genevieve took but handed the publishing company over to her son when she retired in 1687. 
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