"L'Asie, dressee pour l'etude de la Geographie", Brion de la Tour, Louis
Period: 1765 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
12.3 x 11 inches
31.2 x 27.9 cm
Very decorative map of Asia, including all of Southeast Asia, modeled on contemporary French sources, notably the work of Robert de Vaugondy. The seas are filled with a number of sailing ships and there is a decorative cartouche surrounded in jungle with an elephant, peacock and monitor lizard. An elaborate rococo border (printed from a separate plate) surrounds the map
On a fine sheet of hand laid paper with nice original coloring. A couple small spots, still very good.