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Carte de l'Am?rique M?ridionale
[London: Nourse, Vaillant, Millar, Rocque & Sayer], 1754. A highly decorative map of South America, evincing Palairet's uniquely elegant aesthetic style This artistically virtuous map embraces the whole of South America, and is divided into the various Spanish domains and Portuguese Brazil. The map is adorned with a highly elegant title cartouche of a rococo style Jean Palairet was born in Montauban, France, but emigrated to England where he became a French tutor to the children of George II. He later wrote several informative books on arithmetic, language, arts and sciences, and geography. The present map is from the second edition of Palairet's greatest work, the Atlas m?thodique , a magnificent cartographical demonstration, in which landmasses are shown in various stages of political definition. Cf. Phillips, Atlases in the Library of Congress , 3503. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, in very good condition except for several creases parallel to center fold.
      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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