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FER, Nicolas de (1646 - 1720), Engraver, geographer

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
FER, Nicolas de (1646 - 1720), Engraver, geographer

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French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1646; died 15 October 1720.

Engraver, geographer. Maps.

Nicolas de Fer had the title of geographer to the king and engraved about 600 maps, especially memorable for the rich ornamentation of the plates. He also produced plates of portraits for the History of the Kings of France from Pharamond to Louis XV.

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