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Nicholas de Fer (1646-1720) was the son of a map seller, Antoine de Fer, and grew to be one of the most well-known mapmakers in France in the seventeenth century. He was apprenticed at twelve years old to Louis Spirinx, an engraver. When his father died in 1673, Nicholas helped his mother run the business until 1687, when he became the sole proprietor.

His earliest known work is a map of the Canal of Languedoc in 1669, while some of his earliest engravings are in the revised edition of Methode pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie (1685). In 1697, he published his first world atlas. Perhaps his most famous map is his wall map of America, published in 1698, with its celebrated beaver scene (engraved by Hendrick van Loon, designed by Nicolas Guerard). After his death in 1720, the business passed to his sons-in-law, Guillaume Danet and Jacques-Francois Benard. 

Place/Date:
Paris / 1717
Size:
13 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
47663
Place/Date:
Paris / 1716
Size:
13 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
31269
Place/Date:
Paris / 1713
Size:
29.5 x 21 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
45194
Place/Date:
Paris / 1710 circa
Size:
7 x 5.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
51609
Place/Date:
Paris / 1710 circa
Size:
5 x 7.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
43874
Place/Date:
Paris / 1708
Size:
18.5 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
56929
Place/Date:
Paris / 1707
Size:
23 x 17.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
57017
Place/Date:
Paris / 1707
Size:
23.5 x 17.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
64146
Place/Date:
Paris / 1706
Size:
24 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
27499
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705 circa
Size:
6 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
30083
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705
Size:
14.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
20603
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705
Size:
13.5 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
21587
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705
Size:
24 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
24599
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705
Size:
13 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
26376
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705
Size:
13 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
27112
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705
Size:
13 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
31226
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705
Size:
13 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
31446
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705
Size:
13 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
31610
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705
Size:
11 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
48252
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705
Size:
13 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
52168
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705 (1720 ca)
Size:
18 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
64218
Place/Date:
Paris / 1702
Size:
14.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
40759

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Place/Date:
Paris / 1775
Size:
18.5 x 18.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
40947
Place/Date:
Paris / 1766
Size:
24.5 x 21 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
26336
Place/Date:
Paris / 1762
Size:
30 x 20.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
26771
Place/Date:
Paris / 1754
Size:
10 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
42086
Place/Date:
Paris / 1740
Size:
13 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
29818
Place/Date:
Paris / 1740
Size:
13 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
29853
Place/Date:
Paris / 1738
Size:
16 x 22 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
27802
Place/Date:
Paris / 1737
Size:
26 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
29078
Place/Date:
Paris / 1729
Size:
23.5 x 17.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
28526
Place/Date:
Paris / 1724 circa
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
29146
Place/Date:
Paris / 1723
Size:
23 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
26158
Place/Date:
Paris / 1720
Size:
25.5 x 18.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
26173
Place/Date:
Paris / 1720 circa
Size:
24 x 21 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
26205
Place/Date:
Paris / 1720 circa
Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
26230
Place/Date:
Paris / 1720
Size:
24 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
27727