A beautiful Double Hemisphere map by Brion de la Tour!

A beautiful Double Hemisphere map by Brion de la Tour!




Brion de la Tour,Louis (fl. 1756 – 1803): Mappe-Monde dressee pour l’Etude de la Geographie….

S.Desnos, Paris, 1786

copper engraved map with some old hand colouring and some additional recent hand colouring; paper size 29 x38,5 cm; plate size 29 x 32,5 cm. top and lower margin cropped to platemark; some very faint discolouration; fold as issued; a few stains; o/w exc. cond.

Very decorative world map with elaborate border, cartouche and vignette. The double-hemispheres are supported by two different depictions of Atlas; a drape-shaped vignette with a dedication and the coat-of-arms of the French king are in between the two statues. The title is in an elaborately decorated cartouche. The border is embellished with the French coat-of-arms and floral garlands.   

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