1766 Desnos / de la Tour Map of Ireland

Irlande-delatour-1766
$425.00
L’Irlande divisee Par Provinces Civiles et Ecclesiastiques.
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1766 Desnos / de la Tour Map of Ireland

Irlande-delatour-1766


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Title


L’Irlande divisee Par Provinces Civiles et Ecclesiastiques.
  1766    11 x 12 in (27.94 x 30.48 cm)

Description


This is a rare and elegantly produced 1766 map of Ireland by the French cartographer Louis Brion de la Tour and his associate Louis Charles Desnos. Depicts the island of Ireland divided into four sections. Decorative title cartouche in the upper left quadrant. What makes this map exceptionally rare is the condition, unlike most maps from this series, the elaborate decorative border is fully intact.

Cartographer


Louis Brion de la Tour (1756-1823) was the Cartographer Royal to the King of France, his official title being "Ingenieur-Geographe du Roi". Despite a prolific cartographic career and several important atlases to his name, little is actually known of his life and career. What is known is that much of his work was produced in collaboration with Danish royal Cartographer Louis Charles Desnos (fl. 1750 - 1790). His most notable work is generally regarded to be his 1766 Atlas General.

Condition


Fine or perfect condition. Wide clean margins. Blank on verso.