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Suite de l'Histoire de Syrie Depuis l'An 3858, jusqu' à la fin de ce Royaume l'An 3939: Desnos c. 1770

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  • Title: Suite de l'Histoire de Syrie Depuis l'An 3858, jusqu' à la fin de ce Royaume l'An 3939
  • 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: 315090

Map of the Middle East including the Black Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Caspian Sea, part of the Mediterranean and Red Seas, and the Nile delta.

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.