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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Double-hemisphere world map with extra engraved border]
Mappe-Monde Dressée pour l'étude de la Geographie... Paris, Desnos, 1778. Coloured. 390 x 550mm.
Very decorative double-hemisphere world map, with a decorative title cartouche. On either side is engraved descriptive text in French, and around that is a separately-printed frame-like border. Points of interest include: the uncertain coastlines of New Zealand and eastern Australia despite Cook's mapping fifteen years before; the 'Mer de l'Ouest' in North America; and the Island of Yeso above Japan.
[Ref: 14852]    £700.00 ($850 • €765 rates)


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Brion's magnificent large-format map of the world]
Mappemonde où sont marquées les Nouvelles Découvertes. Paris: Esnauts & Rapilly, 1783. Coloured. 530 x 765mm.
A highly-decorative double-hemisphere map of the world, showing the routes of Captain Cook around the world. In the corners are female allegorical figures of the continents; the upper cusp has Helios in the chariot of the Sun and the lower cusp has the title in a cartouche of fruit and flowers.
[Ref: 15691]    £4,250.00 ($5,160 • €4,645 rates)


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Pair of maps of the Western & Eastern Hemispheres]
Hémisphère Occidental. [&] Hémisphère Oriental. Desnos, Paris, 1786. Original colour. Each 235 x 265mm within extra border containing letterpress.
A pair of maps from the 'Géographie Moderne, Historique et Politique, showing the Western & Eastern hemispheres. Despite the date the maps show the pre-Cook outlines of Australia, New Zealand and Alaska.
[Ref: 14218]    £200.00 ($243 • €219 rates)


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [18th Century double-hemisphere world map]
Mappe-Monde Dressée pour l'étude de la Geographie... Paris, Desnos, 1786. Original colour. 280 x 315mm.
Double-hemisphere world map, with a decorative title cartouche & separately-printed frame-like border. Points of interest include: the uncertain coastlines of New Zealand and eastern Australia despite Cook's mapping fifteen years before; the 'Mer de l'Ouest' in North America; and the Island of Yeso above Japan.
[Ref: 17559]    £400.00 ($486 • €437 rates)


  ASIA 

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Eighteenth century map of Asia]
L'Asie, dresseé pour l'étude de la Géographie... Paris, Desnos, 1765. Coloured. 300 x 340mm. Top margin slightly trimmed
Map of Asia within a decorative title cartouche and a separately-printed rococco frame-like border.The map is of special interest because of the appearance of ' Mer de Corée 'in the sea between Korea and Japan. Prepared by Louis Brion de la Tour and published by Louis Charles Desnos, active in Paris at rue St.Jacques
[Ref: 18961]    £180.00 ($219 • €197 rates)


 Japan 

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [18th century map of Japan & Korea]
Carte de la Coreé et du Japon. Paris, c.1780. Coloured. 255 x 355mm.
Map of Japan & Korea, published in the 'Histoire Universel', showing the towns, rivers, mountains, islands and other major features. According to Lutz Walter the cartography is based on the D'Anville model.
[Ref: 19115]    £170.00 ($206 • €186 rates)


 Indonesia 

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Sumatra]
Premier Carte des Isles de la Sonde. Paris, c.1780. Coloured. 250 x 355mm.
Sumatra, with Singapore marked, from the 'Histoire Universel'.
[Ref: 7346]    £140.00 ($170 • €153 rates)


  AFRICA 
 Southern Africa 

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [South Africa]
Partie de L'Afrique audelà de l'Equateur, Comprenant Le Congo, La Cafrerie &c. Paris, Desnos, 1766, original colour, 280 x 320mm, with two strips of separately-printed text..
From the "Géographie Moderne Historique et Politique". Showing Africa from Benin to the south cape. With pasted text on either side giving details about the flora, fauna, regions and peoples of the area. The title contained in a Rococo cartouche surrounded by African flora. NORWICH: Africa 175 & Southern Africa p.70-71 with illus. of variant.
[Ref: 7546]    £80.00 ($97 • €87 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 Scotland 

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Eighteenth century map of Scotland]
L'Ecosse, Dressee conformement aux Observations Astronomiques et aux Itineraires... Paris: Desnos, c.1770. Original colour. 370 x 550mm.
A fine example of this scarce deluxe edition map of Scotland, which includes a highly decorative architectural border frame showing cherubs, globes and garlands. The map has separately-printed French text in two columns, left and right of the map.
[Ref: 17961]    £260.00 ($316 • €284 rates)


 Ireland 

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [18th century map of Ireland with ornate borders]
L'Irlande divisée Par Provinces Civiles et Ecclesiastiques. Paris: Desnos, 1766. Coloured. Map 290 x 320mm, within a large separately -printed border with two text labels, total 430 x 560mm.
Map of Ireland divided into the four provinces. This example comes from Brion's de luxe atlas, with the more elaborate rococco borders featuring cartographic and astronomical instruments, and text panels, creating a far-larger book.
[Ref: 14186]    £190.00 ($231 • €208 rates)


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