"Guayane, Terre Ferme, Isles Antilles, et Nlle. Espagne", Brion de la Tour/Desnos
Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Period: 1766 (dated)
Publication: Atlas General et Elementaire
Color: Hand Color
20.2 x 14.4 inches
51.3 x 36.6 cm
Extremely decorative map showing the southern part of North America and the northern part of South America, but focusing on Mexico, Central America and the West Indies. The map itself (10 x 9") has a decorative title cartouche but is then surrounded by an elaborate frame with cherubs studying geography and astronomy. Panels of French text at sides. The map and outside frame were printed from two separate plates and the text was pasted in place for the specific issue of the atlas.
Original color on watermarked paper with a short split on bottom fold, just touching outside border. There are some stains confined to blank margins.