"Les Pays Bas Francois Autrichiens, et Hollandois, Divisee en Provinces Civiles et Esslesiastiques", Brion de la Tour/Desnos
Period: 1770 (dated)
Publication: Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire
Color: Hand Color
21.5 x 15 inches
54.6 x 38.1 cm
A very decorative map of the region of northern France including the cities of Dunkerque, Calais, Lille and Cambrai with good detail of the roads. Decorative title cartouche within map. The map is flanked by two columns of French text and surrounded by a wide rococo-style frame with a military theme. The map (12.7 x 9") and decorative border were printed from two separate plates and assembled with the text for this beautiful atlas. Map fully colored, cartouche and decorative border uncolored.
Faint toning along fold. Small printer's ink smudge between map and border. Tissue repair along bottom fold. Left text panel encroaches into map border.