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De Sales, Jean-Baptiste-Claude Delisle: Carte du Monde Primitif; Map of the Ancient World

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Stock No, 3503MS

Copper-engraved map on laid watermarked paper with original hand-colouring, c. 1792.   Map about 305 x 520 mm. on a large untrimmed sheet about 455 x 600 mm.  Two vertical folds as issued.  About fine.

De Sales (1741-1816) was a minor French philosopher whose speculations included the age of the earth and of the human race, who was imprisoned for his supposed anti-royalist views.  All of the maps produced for his works are scarce.


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