Lapie, Pierre

1816

Antique map of Asia

Monde Connu des Anciens, par P. Lapie, Geographe. 1816.

DESCRIPTION: Very nice antique map of the eastern hemisphere or the entire world as it was known to exist in ancient times. Notations on the map reference Pliny, Ptolemy, Eratosthenes and other very early Greek historians and geographers. Includes north Africa, Mediterranean Sea, India, Europe, Arabia,and western Asia. Upper left corner contains diagram with names of the winds.

Pierre M. Lapie (1779-1850), a Colonel in the French army, was a French cartographer and engraver. Lapie worked in the corps of topographical engineers. Pierre was the father of cartographer Alexandre Emile Lapie. In the first half of the 19th century, the work of the Lapie firm, with its precise engraving and informational density, strongly influenced their German competitors whose maps would eventually dominate the continental European market.

CREATOR: Lapie, Pierre

PUBLICATION DATE: 1816

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: World - Eastern Hemisphere

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  Clean. No folds or text on the verso. On strong, chain-laid paper. No major issues.

COLORING: Hand colored.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 9 " x 11 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 6

PRICE: $120


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