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DE MORNAS / DESNOS. - Division Astronomique de la Terre.

DE MORNAS / DESNOS. - Division Astronomique de la Terre.
Division Astronomique de la Terre. - DE MORNAS / DESNOS.
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Title : Division Astronomique de la Terre..
Map maker : DE MORNAS / DESNOS..
Date : Paris, 1790.
Size : 11.6 x 18.1 inches. / 29.5 x 46.0 cm.
Colouring : Original Colouring

Description :An empty circular map of a hemisphere depicting the equator and zones including Tropic, Cancer, Tropic and Capricorn.
To the left and right of the map is French text with remarks and descriptions of the map. It is from the “Geographie Moderne Historique et Politique”.

Claude Buy de Mornas (d. 1783), was "Géographe du roi" (1764). He produced the Atlas Méthodique et Elémentaire de Géographie et d' Histoire in 1761 and the Atlas Historique et Géographique in 1762.
Louis Charles Desnos (1728-1805) was a renowned mapmaker, globe maker, and publisher of Paris. He came to control plates by Buy de Mornas, Brion de la Tour and Robert de Vaugondy, amongst others, and re-issued many of their works.
Condition : In fine condition with a repaired tear in the upper left quadrant.


ID: 98501

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