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D'ANVILLE. - Troisième partie de la carte d'Asie, contenant la Sibérie, et quelques autres parties de la Tartarie. . .

D'ANVILLE. -  Troisième partie de la carte d'Asie, contenant la Sibérie, et quelques autres parties de la Tartarie. . .
Troisième partie de la carte d'Asie, contenant la Sibérie, et quelques autres parties de la Tartarie. . . - D'ANVILLE.
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Title : Troisième partie de la carte d'Asie, contenant la Sibérie, et quelques autres parties de la Tartarie. . ..
Map maker : D'ANVILLE..
Date : Paris, 1754.
Size : 20.2 x 41.9 inches. / 51.3 x 106.4 cm.
Colouring : In original o/l colours.

Description :Engraved map of Tartary on two sheets, with country boundaries in out line colour. Includes geographic notes and ornamental cartouche by "H. Gravelot, invenit., DeLafosse sculpsit."
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697-1782) engraved his first map at the age of fifteen and produced many maps of high quality throughout his career. He became the finest cartographer of his time and carried on the French school of cartography developed by the Sanson and the de L'Isle families. Although he apparently never left the city of Paris, he had access to the reports and maps of French explorers, traders, and missionaries.
During his long career he accumulated a large collection of cartographic materials that has been preserved. He was particularly interested in Asia and produced the first reasonably accurate map of China in 1735.
He became Royal Geographer and Cartographer to the King of France in the middle of the eighteenth century, at a time when French cartography was still considered to be the best in the world. He was the successor to Guillaume Delisle as the chief proponent of scientific cartography, and his influence on his contemporaries was profound. D'Anville was the finest cartographer of his time, "his attention to detail was exemplary, his maps having a great delicacy of engraving" (Tooley).
Condition : Set of two maps joined maps, in very good condition.


ID: 35877

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