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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 / 1754
Size:
6 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
65764

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Place/Date:
Paris / 1700
Size:
13.5 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
37724
Place/Date:
Paris / 1700 circa
Size:
7 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
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39804se
Place/Date:
Paris / 1700
Size:
13 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
41200
Place/Date:
Paris / 1700
Size:
13 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
56268
Place/Date:
Paris / 1700
Size:
13.5 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
56400
Place/Date:
Paris / 1700 circa
Size:
12 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
57212
Place/Date:
Paris / 1700
Size:
13.5 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
57593
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1701
Size:
13 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
6511
Place/Date:
Paris / 1701
Size:
12.5 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
43518
Place/Date:
Paris / 1701
Size:
13.5 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
56681
Place/Date:
Paris / 1702
Size:
13 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
3223
Place/Date:
Paris / 1702
Size:
14.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
40759
Place/Date:
Paris / 1702
Size:
14.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
39721
Place/Date:
Paris / 1702
Size:
13.5 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
36380
Place/Date:
Paris / 1702
Size:
13.5 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
56162
Place/Date:
Paris / 1702
Size:
14.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
56407
Place/Date:
Paris / 1702
Size:
14.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
56537
Place/Date:
Paris / 1704
Size:
13.5 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
1733
Place/Date:
Paris / 1705
Size:
13.5 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
10876