Copper engraving, 17 x 22.5 cm, original hand colour in outline, right hand margin cut close, blank verso. This map of Europe features the Ferro Meridian (running through El Hierro in the Canaries) selected by Louis XIII and Richlieu in 1634 as Ferro was then considered the westernmost point of the Old World. Published in Chiquet’s ‘Le nouveau et curieux atlas géographique et historique …’.
Chiquet (1673-1721) was a relatively successful Parisian engraver, print- and map-seller. He published Antoine Menard’s ‘Le nouveau et curieux atlas’ in 1711, and reprinted it with Menard’s name burnished from the plate and replaced with his own and a new date, 1719, as here.