Brittany Bretagne coastal France 1783 Brion Desnos decorative old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Gouvernement de Bretagne, Pays d'Etats.
(Brittany- coastal northern France- La Manche)
Issued Paris, 1766 & 1783 by Brion de la tour & Desnos
Decorative mid-18th century antique map. Engraved with beautiful full original hand color. Map is surrounded by two columns of text which have been separately printed with movable type and then pasted onto the sheet by the publisher as issued.
Sheet remains well preserved, edghes slightly worn, minor old paper repair in blank margin, keeping in mind map is not modern or new, so minor paper flaws unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Clean, well-preserved and pleasing example, lovely visual appearance.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 13 1/8"H x 19 3/4"W.
Printed area measures c. 9"H x 10 1/8"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol.1, p. 191.