Antique Print-COAST-FRANCE-ENGLAND-SEACHART-Brion de la Tour-Desnos-c.1765



Bretagne, Normandie – Coasts of France and England, seachart.

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‘Bretagne, Normandie’

Etching / engraving with original hand colouring (coloured in the so-called Dutch way) on hand laid (verge) paper. Watermark: Fragment with countermark FIN..
Sheet size: 35,5 x 26,5 cm. (14 x 10,4 inch). Image size: 26 x 23,5 cm. (10,2 x 9,3 inch).

From an unidentified Atlas by Louis Brion de la Tour, published by Louis Charles Desnos in 1765, possibly a rare custom-ordered atlas. Most all ed. of these maps have a decorative border surrounding the maps.

Made by an anonymous engraver after ‘Louis Brion de la Tour’. Publisher: Louis Charles Desnos (1725-1805), who was an important intrument & globe maker, cartographer and publisher in Paris. He worked with Zannoni and Louis Brion de la Tour (c.1743-1803), a French grographer and demographer.

Condition: Good, given age. Original middle fold as issued. Light soiling and staining. Slight paper separation at fold ends, backed. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 26 × 35 × 1 cm


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