de Fer, Nicolas
1730

Le Roussillon

Le Roussillion Subdivise en Cerdagne, Capsir, Conflans, Vals de Carol et de Spirou se trouve encore Le Lampourdan Faisant Partie de la Catalogne

DESCRIPTION: Beautiful, old, antique map of the French historical county of Rousillion and the southern French Mediterranean coastline ca. 1730 . Today the area comprises the French department of Pyrenees-Orientales. With 7 inset plans of towns surrounded by walled Vauban-style fortifications: Perpignan; Ville-Franche; Mont-Louis; Belle-Garde; Collioure; Puicerda; Roses. Coverage includes northern Catalonia (Catalunya ). Interestingly an inset shows the town of Roses, Spain as part of Roussillon.

A compass rose and numerous galleys and square-rigged ships at battle fill the Mediterranean. Extremely colorful, decorative and interesting.

This scarce antique map of Roussillon was produced ca. 1727 by Nicholas de Fer, Geographer to Louis XIV. Published from Paris by G. Danet "sur le Pont N. Dame sur la Sphere Royale". Verso blank.

CREATOR: de Fer, Nicolas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1730

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: France

BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean Sea

CONDITION: Very Good.  Very clean and bright. Single vertical fold. Wide margins.

COLORING: Careful hand-color.

ENGRAVER: H. van Loon

SIZE: 21 " x 16 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $1100

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