"L'Asie dressee pour l'etude de la Geographie", Brion de la Tour/Desnos
Period: 1786 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
12 x 10.5 inches
30.5 x 26.7 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 cartouche surrounded in jungle with an elephant, peacock and a monitor lizard. An elaborate rococo border (printed from a separate plate) encloses the map.
Good impression and original color.