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Description: This finely engraved hand coloured original antique Title Page was engraved in 1762 - the date is engraved at the bottom of the page - and was published by Charles Louis Desnos in the 1762 edition of Historique et Geographique.
This engraving is indicative of the scientific approach by French cartographers and their followers to map making in the 18th century. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Early Colors used: - Blue, yellow General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 20in x 13in (510mm x 330mm) Margins: - Min 1/4in (5mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - Light soiling Plate area: - Small area of rubbing in bottom title cartouche, light age toning & creasing along bottom centrfold Verso: - Light soiling