An Original Antique Map: Not a Reproduction! Description: It is an original antique map with elaborate decorative border, original handcoloring and a centerfold as issued.
The map is well documented in the cartouche which states that it is by M. Brion [Louis Brion de la Tour], the Geographer Engineer of the King [France] published in Paris by Desnos and dated 1766 on the map. The map was published slightly later in the Atlas General, Civil, Ecclesiastique et Militaire, 3rd ed. (Paris: Desnos, 1772), a copy of the original title page with the date is included for authenticity.Size: The map image area between the neat lines measures approximately 9x10 inches (23x26cm) on a 11x15 (29x38cm) page. Condition: Very Good condition, blank on reverse, with original handcoloring and a centerfold as issued.
There is a slight darkening along the fold and a tight margin at the top, otherwise it is clean with a strong impression, bright color printed on a strong cotton page with the copper plate marks embossed in the margins. Overall, a very nice example rare to find in this condition, see the pics and description below. Check out my other items.
Be sure to add me to your favorites list. The item "1766 Brion Map North Africa Egypt Nubia Abyssinia Morocco Alger Benin Guinea" is in sale since Thursday, December 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "c574778" and is located in Fairview, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.