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Antique map of Sardinia & Corsica by Desnos c1766

Antique map of Sardinia & Corsica by Desnos c1766

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by Desnos, Louis

Les Isles de Sardaigne et de Corse, Divisees par Provinces, tant Civiles qu'Ecclesiastiques suivant les connoissances les plus recentes. Par le Sr. Brion, Ingr. Geographe du Roi a Paris, Chez Desnos, Ingenieur pour les Globes et Spheres rue St Jacques, au Globe 1766.

Sardinia and Corsica, divided into Provinces with Ecclesiastic regions following the most recent information.

Original copper-engraved map circa 1771 by Louis Brion de la Tour (fl. 1756-1803), for Atlas Historique et Geographique published Paris circa 1766 by Louis Desnos (appointed globe-maker to King of Denmark & fl. 1750-1790 as globe-maker & mapmaker in Paris).

This lovely map has been engraved on hand-made paper, and has a finely engraved cartouche (title piece). It would have been printed in black and white and has been hand-tinted with watercolour some time since.

Size to intaglio impression: 24 x 37cm.

 

Stock Number: amIld4Price: $220.00