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Desnos,Louis Charles
Wall map of the World
PARIS, 1761. ONLY ONE COPY KNOWN WITH TITLE AND TEXT IN SPANISH. Original engraved map. 100x 132 cms.Four sheets joined. Expertly restored.Very few missing parts of text at bottom right.restored and mounted on japan paper.Waterstaining, crackings and flaws but else a good example. Unrecorded copy of Desnos world map. It´s striking that the map is the french variant published in 1772 adding the characteristic deformed eastern Australia litoral but to this copy was added the title border in spanish dedicated to King Charles III in 1761!!! There is only one copy known of this map at the Royal Library in Madrid that appeared in the inventory of 1774. This map remained in private hands until recently. The panel text at left and bottom panels are in spanish what makes of this map a unique item. Shirley 560, plate 390 for french text.
Bookseller: Libreria Pontes [Madrid, Spain]
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