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1043Coming Soon!Detailsde Fer, Nicolas1690
Title Page for Les Costes de France
de Fer, Nicolas
1690
LOC:1
$120.00de-Fer--NicolasTitle-Page-for-Les-Costes-de-FranceVery cool and interesting title page with a depiction of numerous late 17th century maritime activities attending harbor work. <br></br> This title page was produced by the well known French geographer and cartographer, Nicolas de Fer (1646 - 1720). De Fer was a prolific producer of maps and prints who among other honors, was appointed as official geographer to the Spanish King in 1702. Published in de Fer's atlas: "Les Costes de France sur l'Océan et la Mer Mediterranee..." with 32 engraved charts. That work was a re-issue of Christophe Tassin's 1634 work "Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France tant de la mer Oceane que Mediterranee".
1425Coming Soon!Detailsde Fer, Nicolas1690
Scarce French chart of Bordeaux region with Pauilliac Grand-Cru
de Fer, Nicolas
1690
LOC:7
$500.00de-Fer--NicolasScarce-French-chart-of-Bordeaux-region-with-Pauilliac-Grand-CruFor the lover of Bordeaux wines, this fine antique French map encompasses the northwestern Bordeaux region of France including the area now occupied with the village of Pauilliac and three of the Grand-Crus vineyards of Bordeaux: Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild, and Latour. Our 17th-century coastal map is Nicolas de Fer's re-issue of N. Tassin's original engraved map / chart (ca. 1640) of the Gironde River mouth. Other landmarks of the Bordeaux region (not drawn anywhere close to scale) include Coste de Medoc (appellee Coste Sauvage) , I. Cordouan, Royan, Soulac-sur-Mer, Carcans, and Lacanau. Number 22. <br></br> Checking Google Maps along the estuary of the Gironde River we find an area of the left bank with several river outlets opposite large islands. The major town is not Tassin's or de Fer's "Palus" but Pauilliac. <br></br> Originally published circa 1640 by N. Tassin whose engravings are of special interest as the first French atlas to focus solely on France's coastal margins. Tassin has a special style characterized by his use of images of numerous sailing vessels, and his large, elaborate compass roses. <br></br> This map was produced with royal privilege by the well known French geographer and cartographer, Nicolas de Fer (1646 - 1720). De Fer was a prolific producer of maps and prints who among other honors, was appointed as official geographer to the Spanish King in 1702. <br></br> de Fer bought rights to Tassin's atlas- "Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France" added his imprint and title page, and re-issued the work. Published in de Fer's atlas: "Les Costes de France sur l'Océan et la Mer Mediterranee..." with 32 engraved charts. That work was a re-issue of Christophe Tassin's 1634 work "Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France tant de la mer Oceane que Mediterranee".
1434Coming Soon!Detailsde Fer, Nicolas1690
Scarce French chart of Medoc Bordeaux wine region
de Fer, Nicolas
1690
LOC:7
$450.00de-Fer--NicolasScarce-French-chart-of-Medoc-Bordeaux-wine-regionFor the lover of <b>Bordeaux wines</b>, this fine antique French map encompasses the Bordeaux wine region along France's Gironde, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers. Our 17th-century coastal map is Nicolas de Fer's re-issue of N. Tassin's original engraved map / chart (ca. 1640) of the area. Landmarks of the Bordeaux region noted on the map include le Pays de Medoc, Partie de Xaintonge, Margos (Margaux), Macan, Saint-Julien, Petit Bordeaux, S. Estienne (Saint-Estephe ?), Bourg de Blaye, Pauilliac, Listra (Listrac-Medoc ?). Number 23. <br></br> Originally published circa 1640 by N. Tassin whose engravings are of special interest as the first French atlas to focus solely on France's coastal margins. Tassin has a distinctive style characterized by his use of images of numerous sailing vessels, and his large, elaborate compass roses. <br></br> This map was produced with royal privilege by the well known French geographer and cartographer, Nicolas de Fer (1646 - 1720). De Fer was a prolific producer of maps and prints who among other honors, was appointed as official geographer to the Spanish King in 1702. <br></br> de Fer bought rights to Tassin's atlas- "Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France" added his imprint and title page, and re-issued the work. Published in de Fer's atlas: "Les Costes de France sur l'Océan et la Mer Mediterranee..." with 32 engraved charts. That work was a re-issue of Christophe Tassin's 1634 work "Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France tant de la mer Oceane que Mediterranee".
4744Coming Soon!DetailsCoronelli, Vincenzo1706
Coronelli's port plan of Toulon, France
Coronelli, Vincenzo
1706
LOC:77
$225.00Coronelli--VincenzoCoronelli-s-port-plan-of-Toulon--FranceA fine and rare engraved chart from Coronelli's "Teatro della Guerra" with a plan of Toulon, France along the northern Mediteranean coast. This nice antique engraved chart shows two distinct anchorages for ships: "Porto per i Vascelli de Re" for the King's vessels and "Porto per i Vascelli di Mercanzia" for merchant vessels. The small town of Tolon (Toulon) is shown heavily fortified with then-modern Vauban style walls. <br></br> This small well-engraved antique chart is from Coronelli's Teatro della Guerra. TEATRO DELLA GUERRA, DIVISO IN XXXXVIII. PARTI, IN CUI SONO ESATTAMENTE DELINEATI, E COMPENDIOSAMENTE DESCRITTI SIN L'ANNO M.DCC. NAPLES, 1706. (See also our smaller-scale chart of the entire Toulon harbor by Coronelli). Page 8. <br></br> Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718), is considered as one of Italy's most famous and greatest cartographers and cosmographers to the Republic of Venice.
4745Coming Soon!DetailsCoronelli, Vincenzo1706
Coronelli's plan of the bay and harbor at Toulon, France
Coronelli, Vincenzo
1706
LOC:77
$270.00Coronelli--VincenzoCoronelli-s-plan-of-the-bay-and-harbor-at-Toulon--FranceAttractive antique engraved chart from Coronelli's "Teatro della Guerra" with a harbor chart of Tolon (Toulon), France along the northern Mediteranean coast. Numerous depth soundings criss-cross the bay, reflecting several surveys. Little named detail. <br></br> This small well-engraved antique chart is from the "Teatro della Guerra." TEATRO DELLA GUERRA, DIVISO IN XXXXVIII. PARTI, IN CUI SONO ESATTAMENTE DELINEATI, E COMPENDIOSAMENTE DESCRITTI SIN L'ANNO M.DCC. NAPLES, 1706. (See also our larger-scale port plan of the town of Toulon by Coronelli). Page 7. <br></br> Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718), is considered as one of Italy's most famous and greatest cartographers and cosmographers to the Republic of Venice.