C1747

Plan Du Fort D'Arguim Pris par Mr. Perrier de Lavert le 8 Mars 1721. [Mauritius]

Mapmaker:

Francois Didot / Pierre Francois Tardieu (1711 - 1771)

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S/N: HGDVG-0216-AF–185130
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Full Title:

Plan Du Fort D’Arguim Pris par Mr. Perrier de Lavert le 8 Mars 1721. [Mauritius]

Date:

C1747

Mapmaker:

Francois Didot / Pierre Francois Tardieu (1711 - 1771)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

145mm 
x 205mm

Paper Size: 

190mm 
x 255mm

Description:

Detailed map of Fort D’Argum on the island of Mauritius, from Abb Prevost’s 20 volume history of Voyages, published in 1749 and after, in Paris.

Biography:

Pierre François Tardieu (1711 – 1771) 

Tardieu was a French engraver and cartographer, nephew of Nicolas-Henri Tardieu. Pierre Francois Tardieu was born around 1711 in Paris, son of Jean Tardieu. He was taught by his uncle, Nicolas Henri Tardieu. He is noted for two excellent engravings after Peter Paul Rubens, the Judgement of Paris and Persée et Andromache. He did much work on the engravings for the Fables de la Fontaine after drawings by Oudry. Tardieu’s wife, Marie-Anne Rousselet (1733-1826), was from the family of the engraver Gilles Rousselet and the sculptor Jean Rousselet, both of whom were members of the Academy. Marie-Anne made several engravings of historical and genre subjects, including Saint John the Baptist (1756) after Jean-Baptiste van Loo.

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