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Suite de l'Histoire de Syracuse Depuis l'An 3687 jusqu' a l'An 3716: Desnos c. 1770

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  • Title: Suite de l'Histoire de Syracuse Depuis l'An 3687 jusqu' a l'An 3716
  • Author: Louis Charles Desnos
  • Date: c. 1770
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - light age toning and foxing, issued center fold
  • Inches: 21 1/2 x 15 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 54.61 x 38.1 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 315092

Map of Southern Italy and North Africa including Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica.

Louis Charles Desnos (1725-1805) was a geographer, bookseller, engineer, and marketer for globes and spheres. Desnos held the coveted position of Royal Globemaker to the King of Denmark, Christian VII. The map features original hand color in outline as well as columns of French text, with remarks and details, to the left and right of the map.