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Framed Hand Colored Map of Africa by Nicolas de Fer



Nicolas de Fer (PARIS 1647-1720) L’Afrique divisée selon letendu de ses principales parties, et dont les points principaux sont placez sur les observations des Messieurs de l’Academie Royale des Sciences. Dressée par N. De Fer, Geographe de monsieur de Dauphin. A Paris chez l’auteur dans l’Isle du Palais, fur le Quay de l’Horloge, à la Sphere Royal. Avec le Privilege du Roy, 1698 de l’Afrique par N. de Fer (in relief printing). Engraved by Hendrik van Loon after design by Nicolaas de Fer Printed on four copperplates and surrounded by texts in relief printing, later hand colouring, 109.5 x 163 cm Note: The map is surrounded by richly decorated borders, depicting the peoples of Africa, the Moroccans, inhabitants of Fez, Algerians and inhabitants of Tripoli, Egyptians, Abyssinians, Bildulguriens(?), Nubians, inhabitants of Sénegal, lower Ethiopia (South Africa), Madagascar, Congo, Luongo, Benin, Guinée, Canary and Cape Verde islands. A small insert map shows the Dutch fort at Cape of Good Hope. In the surrounding text information, known in the late 17th century, is given on the geography of Africa, its rivers, lakes, islands, capes, mountains, towns, kingdoms, peoples, the Sahara desert and the source of the river Nile.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 43.12 in. (109.5 cm)Width: 64.18 in. (163 cm)Depth: 1.97 in. (5 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    Late 17th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Amsterdam, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5458220857362

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