Westphalia Rhine River Germany France 1766 Brion Desnos fine old map decorativeAntiqueMapsPrints.com
Cercles de Westphalie,
Haut et Bas Rhine;
Divises en toutes leurs Principautes
et Provinces, tant Seculieres qu'Ecclesiastiques
Issued 1766, Paris by Brion & Desnos.
Attractive decorative mid-18th century engraved map with original hand color heightened in outline.
Captures this European region at a fascinating point in its history, with transitional political borders and provincial designations typical at the time but soon to change.
Large strapwork cartouche and ornately engraved Baroque border add to the visual appeal.
Map remains clean & well preserved.
Original center fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 15 1/2" x 11 1/2"
Printed area measures c. 11 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1, p. 191.
Pedley, Bel et utile- de Vaugondy Mapmaker Family , p. 231.