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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 / 1705
Size:
11 x 8 inches
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VG
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48252
Place/Date:
Paris / 1695 circa
Size:
27 x 17.5 inches
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VG
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61722op
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705
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24 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG
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24599
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705 circa
Size:
6 x 8.5 inches
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VG
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30083
Place/Date:
Paris / 1713
Size:
29.5 x 21 inches
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VG
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45194
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Paris / 1707
Size:
23 x 17.5 inches
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VG+
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57017
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705 (1720 ca)
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18 x 18 inches
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VG+
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64218
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Paris / 1716
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13 x 9.5 inches
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VG
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31269
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Paris / 1701
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13.5 x 9 inches
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VG
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43484
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705
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13 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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27112
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705
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13 x 9.5 inches
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VG
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31446
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705
Size:
13 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
31610
Place/Date:
Paris / 1700 circa
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13.5 x 9 inches
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VG+
Stock#:
57384
Place/Date:
Paris / 1700
Size:
13.5 x 9 inches
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VG+
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57593
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705
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13 x 9.5 inches
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VG
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52168
Place/Date:
Paris / 1702
Size:
14.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
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56537
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Paris / 1710 circa
Size:
7 x 5.5 inches
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VG+
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51609
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705
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13.5 x 9 inches
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VG
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21587
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Paris / 1708
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18.5 x 17 inches
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VG
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56929
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Paris / 1706
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24 x 18 inches
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VG+
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27499
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Paris / 1700 circa
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7 x 12 inches
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VG+
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39804se

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Paris / 1717
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13 x 9.5 inches
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Paris / 1705
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Paris / 1705
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Paris / 1705
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Paris / 1705
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Paris / 1705
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Paris / 1705
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Paris / 1705
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Paris / 1705
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Paris / 1705
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Paris / 1705
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19679
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Paris / 1700
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13.5 x 9 inches
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Paris / 1695 ( 1730)
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27 x 17.5 inches
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Paris / 1695
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32432
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Paris / 1695
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Paris / 1706
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Paris / 1705
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Paris / 1705
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Paris / 1705
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Paris / 1705
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15945
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Paris / 1705
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Paris / 1705
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Condition:
VG
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Paris / 1705
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13.5 x 9 inches
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13.5 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
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