de Fer, Nicolas

1700

Isle Ville et Port de Cadis

Isle Ville et Port de Cadis en Espagne de la Province d'Andalousia 36 D. de Latitude et 12 Degrez 45 Minutes de Longitude

DESCRIPTION: Scarce antique map of the bay and island of Cadiz, Spain from ca. 1696 - 1708. This neat copperplate engraving is oriented to the north and shows some details of the city and port of Cadis including Pont. St Sebastien, Pte. Caterine, and Caleta. A single bridge is shown at the north end of the island : Pont de Suaco. Other habitations noted are Rota, (Rotta) Port Saint Marie, Port Real, Chiclana, Puntal, and Isle St. Pierre. Most of the island is shown covered by agricultural fields, apparently vineyards, labeled with rare praise (for a Frenchman) "ou croit le meilleur vin d'Espagne" translated very roughly as- 'thought to be the best Spanish wine'.

This antique map was produced toward the end of the 17th century 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.

CREATOR: de Fer, Nicolas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1700

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Spain

BODY OF WATER: Atlantic

CONDITION: Good.  Moderately heavy chain-laid paper. Small black blemish near bottom of Cadiz island. Some

COLORING: Contemporary hand color.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 11 " x 8 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 4

PRICE: $225


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