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Antique map of Sardinia & Corsica by Desnos c1766

Antique map of Sardinia & Corsica by Desnos c1766


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: $200.00