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DESNOS, L.C. / DE MORNAS, B. - Du Méridien et de l'Équateur.

DESNOS, L.C. / DE MORNAS, B. -  Du Méridien et de l'Équateur.
Du Méridien et de l'Équateur. - DESNOS, L.C. / DE MORNAS, B.
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Title : Du Méridien et de l'Équateur..
Map maker : DESNOS, L.C. / DE MORNAS, B..
Date : Paris, 1762.
Size : 15.2 x 20.5 inches. / 38.5 x 52.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Decorative chart of one hemisphere divided into meridians and showing the main celestial circles with the equator coloured in red.
Left and right a box with information about the equator and the meridians.
Prepared by Buy de Mornas, who was a professor of geography and history and published by Louis Charles Desnos, active in Paris at rue St.Jacques.
From : Atlas Méthodique et Elémentaire de Géographie et d'Histoire Dédié a Monsieur Le Président Hénault...
Printed within a very decorative border frame (drawn and engraved by Martinet) entwined with garlands of leaves and flowers, including surveyors and draughtsman's tools e.g. triangles, compasses, rulers, telescopes, a map and globe, with a mythological figurehead crowned with leaves in top center, and the address of the publisher.
This edition with remarkable decorative borders found only in the deluxe edition.

Condition : Water stains in lower margin, just affecting printed border. Splits on lower margin one of which attaining the copper mark. Dark impression.


ID: 21327

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