"L'Asie dressee pour l'etude de la Geographie", Brion de la Tour/Desnos
Period: 1765 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
12.4 x 11 inches
31.5 x 27.9 cm
Very decorative map of Asia including all of Southeast Asia. The map is 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 (uncolored) cartouche surrounded in jungle with an elephant, peacock and monitor lizard. An elaborate rococo border (printed from a separate plate) surrounds the map.