"Le Danemark Divise par Provinces, et Dioceses sous une Metropole", Brion de la Tour/Desnos
Period: 1766 (dated)
Publication: Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire
Color: Hand Color
20.1 x 14.6 inches
51.1 x 37.1 cm
Finely engraved map from one of the most decorative French atlases of the 18th Century. Extends to show all islands including Bornholm and includes most of Schleswig-Holstein. Decorative rococo-style cartouche. The map (10 x 9.2") is surrounded in an elaborate baroque-style border engraved by J. Aveline featuring cherubs using globes and cartographic instruments and flanked by panels of French text.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with a hint of toning along the centerfold.