"Gouvernement et Generalite d'Alasce Avec les Grandes Routes a Paris", Brion de la Tour/Desnos
Period: 1771 (dated)
Publication: Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire
Color: Hand Color
22 x 17.5 inches
55.9 x 44.5 cm
A beautiful and decorative map centered on Strasbourg with terrific detail along the Rhine from Basle north to above Philisbourg. Locates fortified cities, roads and forests. The map (10.2 x 9") includes a rococo-style title cartouche and is flanked by panels of text in French and surrounded in an elaborate baroque-style border featuring cherubs harvesting crops.
References: cf. Phillips (A) #3509.
Fine impression on thick paper. Trace of centerfold toning.