"Souverainetes de l'Europe", Desnos, Louis Charles
Period: 1762 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21.4 x 14.9 inches
54.4 x 37.8 cm
An elegant map of Europe that extends into northern Africa and Asia Minor. Panels of descriptive text describing the various European empires flank the map at right and left, and the composition is surrounded by a beautiful floral frame.
On watermarked paper with a light dampstain that occupies the middle half of the sheet. There is light color offsetting and an extraneous crease adjacent to the centerfold.