ITALY FRANCE 1692 TILLEMON RARE ORIGINAL ENGRAVED MAP

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Le gouvernement General du Dauphiné Divisé en Haut et Bas, Sub divisé en Plusieurs Pays, et en Bailliages Selon les Mémoires de L. de Bains, Geographe du Roy, de N. Chorier, et de plusieurs Autres par le Sr. Tillemon. A Paris chez I. B. Nolin. Very beautiful and decorative double page copper engraved regional map covers the Rhone-Alpes region. It is centered on Grenoble, with Lyon at the top left, and the Piedmont border at right. Fortified cities, small towns, monasteries, roads and canals fill the landscape along with topographical depictions of hills, mountains and forests. Decorative cartouche at top right corner, incluidng titles, scale and explications.
Image size approx.: cm 61,5 x 45,8 Paper size approx.: cm 70,4 x 51,4 A dark impression on a sturdy sheet with original color on the outlines. Good margin at the top. Wide lower margin. Wide lateral margins. Paper with chains and wire mark. Paper with foxing and browning. Small restoration on the back of left lateral margin. Small waterstain. In general good conditions. Jean Baptiste NOLLIN ( c. 1657-1708 )

J. B. Nolin set up the family publishing business in Paris in the Rue St Jacques w he engraved and sold a wide variety of maps, on some of which he wrongfully used the titles 'Engraver to the

Many of his maps were based on the work of Vincenzo Coronelli, the Italian cartographer and of another French geographer, Sieur de Tillemon (Nicholas de Tralage). His most notable work was the publication in 1696 of a World Map on one sheet based on J. D. Cassini's 24-ft planisp housed in the Paris Observatory.

His son JEAN BAPTISTE NOLIN (1686-1762), continued the business for many years and prepared an Atlas General which was published posthumously in 1783.

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