Tags: carte, cassini, divisee, france, gouvernements, provinces, xxxi
Carte de France divisée en XXXI gouvernements militaires et en ses provinces, dressée sur les meilleures cartes qui ont paruës jusqu’à présent, et sur la carte des Triangles en XVIII petites Feuilles. Levée géométriquement par ordre du Roi, et mise au jour par Mr. Cassini de Thury, de l’Acad. A PARIS, ches Crepy, rue St Jacques à St Pierre près la rue de la parcheminerie. 25 maps of the regions of France, and at the end, the map of France reduced to be used to assemble the 24 maps of regions, dated 1754. Followed by 3 double pages of alphabetical tables. Small missing on the title page. In first guard, on the back or in the margin of some maps, and on the title page, many manuscrit notes of the time, describing a diversified collection of geographical atlases, and an ex libris unidentified. Titles and end of chapters nicely engraved. Vintage binding with small gaps in the back. Cassini de Thury (César-François), born at Thury on June 17, 1714, died in Paris on September 4, 1784. Son of Cassini II and Suzanne Françoise Charpentier de Charmois, he studied astronomy at the Paris observatory under the direction of her great uncle, JF Maraldi. He was the first director of the Observatoire de Paris from 1758 to 1771. In 1748 he was appointed ordinary master in the Accounting Chamber and advisor to the King. He will also be a member of the Royal Society and the Academy of Berlin. His main work is the map of France, the first basic map of this country. Size: In Folio (26 x 37cm). This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in this country: FR.
- Printing Technique: Copper Plate
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Format: Atlas Map
- Year: 1778
- Date Range: 1700-1799
- Country/Region: France