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BRION DE LA TOUR,L. - Atlas Ecclésiastique..

BRION DE LA TOUR,L. -  Atlas Ecclésiastique..
Atlas Ecclésiastique.. - BRION DE LA TOUR,L.
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Title : Atlas Ecclésiastique...
Map maker : BRION DE LA TOUR,L..
Date : Paris 1766.
Size : 11.8 x 8.7 inches. / 30.0 x 22.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Very fine world atlas, each map is set in a fine Rococo border and each map has a charming title cartouche. Most maps are dated 1766 some have an older date.
Of particular interest is the world map in double hemisphere: North America with a large Mer de L'Ouest or Sea of the West. A great sea, easily the size of the Mediterranean, to flow from the then-known Strait of Juan de Fuca. Showing an opening to the ocean from this great sea at roughly in North California or Oregon and Quivira somewhere in Idaho.This map usually not in normal editions of his atlas. With very fine outer decorations, Further maps of the Western hemisphere, Eastern hemisphere with curious eastern outline for Australia, Europe, France, Switzerland, Italy (5), Corsica/Sardine, Spain, England (2), Scotland, Ireland, Low Countries, Germany (4), Austria, Bohemia, Hungary, Poland, Denmark, Scandinavia, Russia, Greece, Asia, Arabian Peninsula/Turkey (2), Tartary, South East Asia, Africa, South Africa, North Africa, America, South America, Caribbean, North America, Palestine.
World map printed on thick paper, slightly smaller than the other maps. Charming atlas in very good condition throughout.

Condition : Contemp. spotted calf, spine gilted and ribbed. Engraved title and 41 double page maps. Mint condition.

ID: 06689

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