Brion, Louis, de la Tour

1766

18th-century astronomical engraving of spherical orientations

Demonstrations Geometriques des Spheres Droite, Parallel, et Oblique.

DESCRIPTION: Attractive antique engraving ca. 1766 related to astronomy and in particular to the viewer's perception of various two-dimensional orientations of the earth including the oblique and parallel projections.

Brion's diagrams are organized around a large, attractive, and very decorative compass rose. Additionally, a large and decorative border surrounds the entire print. Two plates were used in the production of this print, one plate for the border, evidenced by the nesting platemarks plainly visible to the viewer. Number 4.

From the "Atlas général civil et ecclésiastique" by Louis Brion de la Tour, Ingénieur-géographe du Roi.

CREATOR: Brion, Louis, de la Tour

PUBLICATION DATE: 1766

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: France

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Very good.  On fine, heavy paper, watermarked and with two prominent platemarks. Minor age-toning and tiny foxing. Verso blank.

COLORING: Old hand-coloring.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 15 " x 14 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 9

PRICE: $250


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