C1766

Mappe-Monde Dressee pour l'Etude de la Geographie...

Mapmaker:

Charles Desnos (1725 - 1805)

Very decorative double hemisphere world map surrounded with a Rocco frame, putti and cartographic tools by Louis Brion De La Tour (fl 1756-1803). On either side are panels of text. Australia is shown joined to New Guinea and the New … Read Full Description

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S/N: Z-WM-1766-DESN-001–185508
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Full Title:

Mappe-Monde Dressee pour l’Etude de la Geographie…

Date:

C1766

Mapmaker:

Charles Desnos (1725 - 1805)

Condition:

Centre fold as issued, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

560mm 
x 420mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mappe-Monde Dressee pour l'Etude de la Geographie... - Antique Map from 1766

Genuine antique
dated:

1766

Description:

Very decorative double hemisphere world map surrounded with a Rocco frame, putti and cartographic tools by Louis Brion De La Tour (fl 1756-1803).

On either side are panels of text. Australia is shown joined to New Guinea and the New Hebrides as original made by Nicholas Bellin in 1753. This representation of the Australian landmass significantly influenced the way the continent was depicted in almost all maps produced prior to the publication of James Cook’s discoveries of the east coast in 1773.

Mapmaker:

Louis Brion De La Tour (fl 1756-1803).

Beyond the fact that Brion was an engineer by profession and held the post of Ingenieur-Geographe du Roi, little is known of his career. He published a wide range of statistical works and a number of atlases, published by the well known French mapmaker Louis Charles Desnos (1725-1805).

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