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DE MORNAS / DESNOS. - Position Respective des Peuples de la Terre.

DE MORNAS / DESNOS. - Position Respective des Peuples de la Terre.
Position Respective des Peuples de la Terre. - DE MORNAS / DESNOS.
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Title : Position Respective des Peuples de la Terre..
Map maker : DE MORNAS / DESNOS..
Date : Paris, 1790.
Size : 11.6 x 18.9 inches. / 29.5 x 48.0 cm.
Colouring : Original Colouring

Description :Five circular maps showing the position of various people on the earth. The map features a vignette at the centre bottom.
To the left and right of the map is French text with remarks and descriptions of the map. It is from “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 several minor repaired margin tears.

ID: 98506

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