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Relatively uncommon map of China by N Brion de la Tour. Much detail and all provinces marked. Interesting that Taiwan is marked as savages !
Good hand colour.
Small repair right margin just encroaching into map otherwise good condition.
code : M2894
Cartographer : Louis Brion de la Tour
Date : 1760 Paris
Size : 24*35 cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
Louis Brion de la Tour (1756-1823) was the Cartographer Royal to the King of France.
There is little information about his life. His official title was "King's Engineer Geographer." Although he is a prolific geographer, very little is currently known of his life or his career. His life was spent in scientific work. However what is known is an important part of his work was done in collaboration with Louis Charles Desnos (1750-1790 to) a bookseller and geographical engineer for the globes and spheres of His Danish Majesty.
His son Louis Brion de la Tour, a pupil of Jean-Bernard Restout, was engraver of maps and documents of the Revolution, and was also an occasional portrait oil paintings.