"Mappemonde en deux Hemispheres", Brue, Adrien Hubert
Period: 1840 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique, Politique et Historique…
Color: Hand Color
21.4 x 11 inches
54.4 x 27.9 cm
This handsome double hemispheric map has enough detail to show topography, watershed, coastal information, and numerous islands. Some early place names and mapping are evident in the Antarctic regions but the coastlines are sketchy. Fancy title lettering embellished with flourishes, Brue's embossed seal, and a decorative keyboard-style border.
This is an exceptional and flawless example less some light offsetting visible to the left of Africa. Crisp, early impression and fine original coloring with enormous margins.