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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 ($890 • €781 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 ($5,406 • €4,739 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]    £240.00 ($305 • €268 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 ($509 • €446 rates)


  ASIA 
 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]    £200.00 ($254 • €223 rates)


  AFRICA 

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Eighteenth century map of Africa]
L'Afrique Dressée Pour L'Etude De La Géographie Paris: Desnos, c.1770. Original colour. 370 x 550mm.
A fine example of this scarce deluxe edition map of Africa, 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: 18106]    £275.00 ($350 • €307 rates)


 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]    £125.00 ($159 • €139 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 ($331 • €290 rates)


  EUROPE 
 BENELUX 

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [18th Century map of the Netherlands]
Les Pays Bas François, Austrichiens, et Hollandois... Paris, Desnos, 1786. Original colour. 280 x 310mm.
The Netherlands, with a decorative title cartouche and separately-printed frame-like border. The original colour concentrates on the northern provinces.
[Ref: 7492]    £75.00 ($95 • €84 rates)


 Italy 

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [An 18th century decorative map of Italy]
Partie de L'Italie, Comprenant Les Etats de Roy de Sardaigne, de Milan, Parme, et Génes... Paris: Desnos, 1770. Original colour. 420 x 555mm.
Fine example of this scarce 1770 delux edition map of Italy, showing Corsica and Sardinia This edition includes a highly decorative architectural border frame showing cherubs, globes and garlands, this border has been refined and embellished by Aveline following the first appearance in the 1766 deluxe edition of the map. The map has French text in two columns, left and right of the map.
[Ref: 15538]    £250.00 ($318 • €279 rates)


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