Very attractive and sought after map of this region in southern France oriented with north to the right. It is surrounded by 12 bird's-eye plans and views of the major cities and fortresses. At the top is a view of Montpellier and at bottom a view of Pont-Saint-Esprit.

Excellent hand colour.

Very good condition.

code : M3438

Cartographer : LA FEUILLE Daniel

Date : 1720

Size : 17.5*24 cms

availability : Sold

Price : Sold

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Daniel de La Feuille (1640 - 1709) was born of Huguenot stock in Sedan , France. There he was apprenticed as a watchmaker. In 1663 he married Charlette Marlet, the daughter of a local carpenter. Twenty years later, in 1683, facing religious prosecution of Huguenots in France, the family fled to Amsterdam. By 1686 Daniel had become a burgher (citizen) of the city and established himself as a engraver, publisher, and art dealer. Not long after, in 1691, he was admitted into the Booksellers Guild. Though we are primarily concerned with his cartographic work here, his masterpiece is considered to be Devises et emblems, a collection of symbols and designs mostly likely intended as templates for silversmiths, engravers, and watchmakers. His cartographic work includes numerous individual maps and atlases, many of which continued to be published and republished well after his death in 1709. He was succeeded by his sons Jacob de la Feuille (1668 - 1719) and Paul de La Feuille (1688 - 1727)