Spain Portugal 1766 Brion Desnos decorative cartouche old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
L'Espagne et le Portugal, divises par Gouvernemens generaux et Provinces Ecclesiastiques.
(Spain and Portugal)
Issued Paris, 1766 by Brion de la Tour and Desnos.
Decorative mid-18th century antique map. Engraved with beautiful full original hand color. Map is surrounded by two columns of text which have been separately printed with movable type and then pasted onto the sheet by the publisher as issued.
Centerfold repaired with paper on reverse long ago, still, lovely visual appearance.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 13 1/8"H x 19 3/4"W.
Printed area measures c. 9"H x 10 1/8"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol.1, p. 191.