1717 – N. de Fer – Introduction a la Geographie
Title: “Introduction à la Géographie. Avec une Description Historique sur touttes les parties de la Terre”
Second edition of travel compendium illustrated with a fine world map in two hemispheres prepared by de l’Isle. The hemispheres are surrounded by small portraits of nine explorers: Père Tachard SJ, de la Salle, Dampier, Magellan, Drake, Columbus, Vespucci, Marco Polo and Schouten. Contains the description of America, state by state; that of Louisiana contains the history of the discovery of the Mississippi by La Sale, April 7, 1683, his death, etc., Canada, Mexico, river of the Amazons, Magellanic lands (Chadenat, 3189). Decorative continent maps of Asia, Africa, Europe and a decorative print of a terrestrial and celestial globe and armillary sphere. Each text page printed from a copper plate. The title page illustrated with miniature world map in double hemisphere showing California as an island. Dated 1717!
Cartographer: Nicolas de Fer (1646 – 1720)
Atlas size: 19,5 cm x 13 cm x 3 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good condition! Complete. Spin with few cracks and rubbed corners.
Due to the age of this atlas some imperfections to be expected!
This is a ORIGINAL antique atlas published in 1717 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!