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DIDEROT, D. - Nouvelle Representation des Cotes Nord et Est de l’Asia.
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Nouvelle Representation des Cotes Nord et Est de l’Asia. - DIDEROT, D.
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Title : Nouvelle Representation des Cotes Nord et Est de l’Asia..
Map maker : DIDEROT, D..
Date : Paris, 1772.
Size : 12.0 x 14.8 inches. / 30.5 x 37.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncolored
Description :A map of the north and east coast of Asia, showing an oddly shaped Japan and inset maps of Kamchatka. It originates from: 'The Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers… ‘ published under the direction of Diderot between 1751 and 1772. The comparative map shows the three theories of the Northwest Passage.
Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was a French philosopher, art critic and writer. Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist and philosopher. These plates are engraved by J.A.Defehrt and Bonaventure/Benoit-Louis Prevost after J.R Lucotte or Goussier.
Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766), was a French cartographer with connection to the Sanson family in Paris. He used Sanson's plates and also acquired plates of Jaillot. His major work was the beautiful "Atlas Universel" first issued in 1757.
Condition : In good condition with multi folds as issued.
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