Russia antique map, La Russie Européenne La Tour 1798
Title: La Russie Européenne
Brion de la Tour - Louis Charles Desnos. Description: Antique map of Russia in Europe from the 18th century. This exquisite copper engraving by Louis Brion de la Tour shows detailed hand coloring and a decorative title cartouche.
Author: Louis Brion de la Tour, a French geographer and demographer. (1743-1810) His official title was "Geographer Engineer to the King." His work was done in collaboration with Louis Charles Desnos (circa 1750-1790), bookseller and geographic engineer for globes and spheres of His Majesty Denmark.
Provenance: Atlas Methodique et Elementaire de Geographie et l'Histoire..." Claude Buy de Mornas.
Copper plate approx.: 49 x 30 cm. 19.5 x 12 inches. Passe partout approx.: 62 x 42.5 cm. 24.5 x 16.5 inches. Condition: The antique copper engraving is in good overall condition, showing the fine craftsmanship and historical significance.