606. [Atlas - France - Belgium]
DE FER, Nicolas
Folio: 23 double page engr. plates.
Mod. brown leather, spine with 5 raised bands. Nice copy.
"Les frontières de France et des Pais Bas" is in fact only one large map (scale c. 1:75000) put on the market by de Fer as a portable atlas for the convenience of army officers. Depicting most of current Belgium from the mouth of the Scheldt to Turnhout in the north, De Panne to Philippeville in the south and the French territory from the Boulonnaise coast in the west to Charleville in the east. Ill. with an engr. title and 22 plates (5 folding). Second state without the table for assembling the maps, the map of Luxembourg and pp. 24-25. Contrary to Pastoureau, Fer X, B, maps 14-16 and 19-23 in our copy are edited by N. de Fer between 1708-1710. After de Fer's death, the copperplates were left to his sons-in-law. One of them, Benard, printed his part of the plates till 1743.
Ref. Pastoureau, Fer X, A & B p. 215. - BnF. - Lemoine-Isabeau - Les militaires et la cartographie des Pays-Bas méridionaux. Bruxelles, Musée royale de l'Armée (Travaux du Centre d'Histoire militaire, 19), 1984, pp. 51, 95-100.
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