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Les Indes Orientales sous le Nom de queles est compris L'Empire du Grand Mogol, Les Deux Presqu'Isles Deca et de la Le Gange, Les Maldives, et L'Isle de Ceylan . . .
An attractive map of South East Asia published in Paris in the first quarter of the eighteenth century.
The French mapmaker Nicolas de Fer [1646-1720] was the son of the Paris mapseller, engraver and colourist Antoine de Fer (fl. 1644 - 1673). He was apprentice to the engraver Louis Spirinx from 1659. In 1687 he took over the family business and developed it into one of the leading French map publishers.