A stunning map of Provence France first drawn by Daniel de la Feuille in 1706. Flanked on either side by views and plans of important Provençal cities. These are, from top left: Avignon, Embrun, Le Pont St. Esprit, Veue de Nice, Plan de Nice, Fort de Brigancon et Isles D'Yeres, Canal de Marteus, Marseille, Toulon, Antibes, Chateau D'If, Aix, Goulphe de Grimaut, St. Tropez and Orange. Title in Dutch in lower left quadrant. Title in French surmounted by the crowned armorial crest of Provence appears in the lower right quadrant.Full original colour.Fold.Good condition

code : M1711

Cartographer : LA FEUILLE Daniel

Date : 1706

Size : 17.5*26cms

availability : Available

Price : £225

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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)