C1750

Plan de la Ville de Louvo

French town plan of the walled city of ‘’, (Lavo, modern-day Lopburi), north of Ayutthaya, the dry-season capital of Siam and occassional residence of the king. The residences of the French and Persian ambassadors, the lodge of the minister of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Plan de la Ville de Louvo

Date:

C1750

Condition:

In good condition, centre fold as issued

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

265mm 
x 192mm
AUTHENTICITY
Plan de la Ville de Louvo - Antique Map from 1750

Genuine antique
dated:

1750

Description:

French town plan of the walled city of ‘’, (Lavo, modern-day Lopburi), north of Ayutthaya, the dry-season capital of Siam and occassional residence of the king. The residences of the French and Persian ambassadors, the lodge of the minister of foreign affairs and the Jesuit centre for astronomical observations are shown. Important French cartographer attached to the Depot de la Marine. He became Hydrographer to the King and a Member of the Royal Society of London. His commission to map all known coasts of the world, a task he undertook with care &amp zeal. Original copper engraved chart from Histoire g�n�rale des voyages

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 - 1772)

Bellin was a French multifaceted hydrographer and geographer had an incredibly successful 50 year career producing maps. His illustrious career started at just 18 years of age when he was appointed Chief Cartographer to the French Navy in 1721. His attention to detail, accuracy and high standard of workmanship resulted in him playing an integral role to France’s leadership in European cartography. In addition to being the Chief Cartographer of France’s hydrographic office, he was also a member of the Académie de Marine, the Royal Society of London, and the Philosophes (French intellectual group).

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