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(SALE) Brion / Desnos. map of the World / Virtual Map Fair

€360.00

Description: 7537 Brion la Tour, L. / L. Ch. Desnos. [Old antique map of the World] Mappe-Monde Dressee pour l'Etude de la Geographie, relativement aux Auteurs les plus Modernes.

Paris, 1778.

36.5 x 52.5 cm, fine both original and later colouring, very good condition.

Louis Brion de la Tour (1756-1823), ' Atlas Géneral, Civil et Ecclésiastique', 1766, ' Atlas Général', 1790-98. Louis Charles Desnos (fl.1750-70), Le Rouge's 'Atlas Nouveau Portatif', 1756, ' Atlas Général et Élémentaire', 1768-69 .A map depicting the World in two hemispheres. From the ' Atlas Géneral, Civil et Ecclésiastique'. Embellished with a title- cartouche and a decorative border. ; the hemispheres are supported on the shoulders of two men. Panels of French text flank the map and the whole is surrounded by an elaborately engraved border with scenes of cherubs studying geography, both top and bottom. The map and border were printed from two separate plates and then assembled with the text panels for the atlas.
PRICE REDUCED FROM EURO 480.- TO EURO 360.-. COSTS ARE EXTRA.
  • Number: 1730001 (7537)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum







 
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