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FER, N de / MORTIER, P. - (Title page) Suite des Forces del'Europe. . .

FER, N de / MORTIER, P. -  (Title page) Suite des Forces del'Europe. . .
(Title page) Suite des Forces del'Europe. . . - FER, N de / MORTIER, P.
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Title : (Title page) Suite des Forces del'Europe. . ..
Map maker : FER, N de / MORTIER, P..
Date : Amsterdam, c.1702.
Size : 8.0 x 10.2 inches. / 20.4 x 25.8 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Very decorative title page from the Amsterdam edition of ca. 1702 by Pieter Mortier (1661-1711) of de Fer's important work "Les forces de l' Europe."
This plate is to the fourth part and is engraved by J. van Vianen, with the imprint: a Amsterdam chez Pierre Mortier.

Nicolas de Fer (1646-1720) was a cartographer, engraver and publisher who issued altogether more than 600 separate maps, including atlases, sheet maps and large wall maps. He gained a great reputation in his lifetime and was appointed 'Geographer to the King' in 1690.
This famous atlas, originally published in 1690-1695 by Nicolas de Fer in Paris in 8 parts with 184 plates under the title: ''Les forces de l' Europe".
All the plates of this work by Le Fer were carefully copied and edited in ca. 1702 by the well-known Amsterdam publisher of maps and plans Pieter Mortier under a slightly altered title in 12 parts. The plates follow the originals so close that it is sometimes very difficult to see the differences.
Pastoureau, Les atlas Français XVIe-XVIIe siècles, pp. 203-13. Phillips, pp. 256-7 (other ed.). Tooley, Dictionary of mapmakers, p. 206. Muller, Ned. Historieplaten 3034.
Condition : Very light marginal water staining, not affecting engraved area. Very good and dark impression.

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