"[4 Sheets] Carte Encyprotype de l'Europe", Brue, Adrien Hubert
Period: 1816 (dated)
Publication: Grand Atlas Universal
Color: Hand Color
29.5 x 22.8 inches
74.9 x 57.9 cm
These sheets show Europe in enormous detail. They are meant to be joined into a stunning map that would together measure 59" x 43.5". The upper left sheet has the title in decorative lettering with fancy flourishes. The map carries a remarkable amount of information on a scale of 60 miles per inch. Each map is on a full sheet measuring 39" x 26.5". A rarely encountered set of matching elephant folio maps from this scarce atlas. Dated 1816 in the title.
Very nice impression and original hand coloring on thick hand laid paper with wide margins and deckled edges. The maps have a few scattered light spots. Some of the edges are a little rough with small chips and edge darkening.