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DESNOS / BRION - L' Afrique Dressée pour l' étude de la Géographie..

DESNOS / BRION - L' Afrique Dressée pour l' étude de la Géographie..
L' Afrique Dressée pour l' étude de la Géographie.. - DESNOS / BRION
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Title : L' Afrique Dressée pour l' étude de la Géographie...
Map maker : DESNOS / BRION.
Date : Paris, 1790.
Size : 11.1 x 18.9 inches. / 28.2 x 48.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Highly decorative map of Africa embellished with a landscape style title cartouche and several sailing ships.
The interior of the continent contains little geographical information, as is typical of the period. Large rivers are evident but the larger lakes are not marked.
The Nile appears to rise from two small lakes, located in the Mts. de la Lune above the Equator. In the south there is a minimum of place names and a few tribal names.
Flanked by two columns of French text containing geographical information about the area. Map and border were printed from two separate plates with the text on glued down sheets, as issued.
Prepared by Louis Brion de la Tour and published by Louis Charles Desnos, active in Paris at rue St.Jacques.
From Atlas Général et Élémentaire pour l'Etude de la Géographie et de l'Histoire moderne.

Condition : Minor discolouration in the title cartouche. Close to very good condition.

ID: 24148

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