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D'ANVILLE. J. - Gallia Antiqua ex Aevi Romani Monumentis Eruta.

D'ANVILLE. J. - Gallia Antiqua ex Aevi Romani Monumentis Eruta.
Gallia Antiqua ex Aevi Romani Monumentis Eruta. - D'ANVILLE. J.
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Title : Gallia Antiqua ex Aevi Romani Monumentis Eruta..
Map maker : D'ANVILLE. J..
Date : Paris, 1760.
Size : 17.9 x 23.0 inches. / 45.5 x 58.5 cm.
Colouring : Combined original colouring & recent enhancement

Description :A fine copper engraved map of France and Belgium in ancient times. The title section includes a list of regions by Roman numeral to make them easier to find. The detailed map includes insets of the "Provence" region and the ancient region of "Batavia in Belgium".

Jean Baptiste d'Anville (1697-1782) born in Paris was perhaps the most important and prolific cartographer of the 1700ís. At twenty-two D'Anville was appointed Geographer to the King of France.

As both a cartographer and a geographer, he instituted a reform in the general practice of cartography and greatly improved the standards of map making. Unlike most cartographers, D'Anville did not rely totally on earlier maps to inform his work, but he based his maps on actual surveys and research that he conducted himself.

His maps were thus some of the most accurate and comprehensive of his period.
Condition : In very good condition with wide margins and usual age toning. On hand-made water-marked laid paper, blank on verso.

ID: 92692

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