"Carte Qui Comprend toutes les Lieux de la France", Cassini de Thury, Cesar Francois
Period: 1760 (circa)
Publication: les Cartes de la France
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 17 inches
57.2 x 43.2 cm
Six beautifully engraved and highly detailed charts that together cover all of France. Never joined, each measures approximately as given above. If joined they would form a spectacularly detailed map of France measuring about 50" wide and 54" tall. Detail of towns, villages, forests, rivers, roads, and more. Fancy title cartouche in rococo-style, another for the distance scales, and a third "Avertissement" cartouche. A very handsome and scarce set of charts from Thury's rare atlas of France.
Crisp, dark impressions and strong original hand coloring in outline. On thick hand laid paper with wide, original margins. Maps are very good less the occasional light soiling or staining.