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