Nicolas De Fer
By WESTERMAYER, C[onrad]; [after Jaques-François BENARD] , 1808

Nicholas Defer. Köngl. Franz. Geograph. Gebohr 1646. Gestorb. 1720.

Art & Architecture
  • Author: WESTERMAYER, C[onrad]; [after Jaques-François BENARD]
  • Publication place: [Weimar
  • Publisher: Friedrich Justin Bertuch
  • Publication date: 1803].
  • Physical description: Stipple-engraved portrait.
  • Dimensions: 140 by 90mm. (5.5 by 3.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17742


De Fer’s portrait, engraved by Conrad Westermayer after Jaques-François Bénard, appeared in Volume 12 of ‘Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden’, published in 1803. It shows the bust of de Fer wearing a huge powdered wig and lace collar, and is captioned with his name, role, and dates of birth and death.