Celestial Map 1705 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique Engraved Map 18th Century

Celestial Map 1705 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique Engraved Map 18th Century
Celestial Map 1705 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique Engraved Map 18th Century
Celestial Map 1705 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique Engraved Map 18th Century
Celestial Map 1705 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique Engraved Map 18th Century
Celestial Map 1705 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique Engraved Map 18th Century
Celestial Map 1705 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique Engraved Map 18th Century
Celestial Map 1705 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique Engraved Map 18th Century
Celestial Map 1705 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique Engraved Map 18th Century
Celestial Map 1705 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique Engraved Map 18th Century
Celestial Map 1705 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique Engraved Map 18th Century
Celestial Map 1705 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique Engraved Map 18th Century
Celestial Map 1705 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique Engraved Map 18th Century

Celestial Map 1705 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique Engraved Map 18th Century
De la Hire, Professeur Royal et de l'Academie des Sciences, Mis au jour par N. De Fer, Geographe de Monseigneur le Dauphin. A Paris Chez le Sr de Fer, dans l'Isle du Palais sur le Quay de l'Orloge à la Sphere Royale Avec Privilege du Roy 1705 H. Unusual and nice antique copper engraved world map. By Nicolas DE FER, 18th century. This is a double hemisphere Celestial chart, centered on the north and south poles and showing the constellations according to the mythology. Around the Celestial Hemispheres, the representation of the Sun by Kircher and of the Moon, Saturn, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury by Cassini. The map is decorated by mythical figures all around. The map is engraved by H.

Van Loon and based on the work of Philippe de la Hire, a famous French astronomer. The map was included in only a few copies of Nicholas de Fer's L'Atlas Curieux ou le Monde, a composite atlas, and therefore rarely appears on the market. De Fer has created this map when he was in service of the King of France Louis XIV. In 1697, he published his first world atlas.

In 1695, De Fer, with several other notable French mapmakers, became founding contributors to the French Bureau of Maps and Plans. This bureau, created to deal with the technical and strategic problems of overseas commerce and exploration, was part of the Royal Academy of Sciences' Ministry of the Navy and Colonies. Size with margins : 38,5 x 26,5 cm / 14,9 x 10,2 inches. Condition : good condition, a very good repair in the right margin, in colors.

Edition : Paris, dated 1705, 18th century. We send maps by DHL. WE DON'T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE.

Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps". The seller is "efi6" and is located in this country: FR. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Celestial Map 1705 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique Engraved Map 18th Century