French map of Japan and Korea following the d’Anville map of 1732

By BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis, 1783 
£135
£81

Carte de la Corée et du Japon Par M. Brion de la Tour Ingr. Geographe du Roi.

Asia Japan
  • Author: BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis
  • Publication place: [Paris
  • Publisher: Nicolas-Léger Moutard
  • Publication date: 1783].
  • Physical description: Engraved map.
  • Dimensions: 258 by 391mm. (10.25 by 15.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 15865

Notes

A map of Japan and Korea, showing the towns, rivers, mountains, islands and other major features of each, following the d’Anville map of 1732, by Louis Brion de la Tour (fl.1756–1803), a French geographer.

The map was included in the Histoire Moderne’ which was in turn bound in to the 54th volume of the Histoire Universelle, Depuis le Commencement du Monde’. It was published by Nicolas-Léger Moutard in 126 volumes between 1780–1783.

Louis Brion de la Tour (c1743-1803) was a French geographer and demographer. Extant record shows he achieved the title of Ingénieur Géographe du Roi’. Much of his work was done in partnership with Louis Charles Desnos, who was bookseller and geographical engineer for globes to the Danish Crown. He worked on the Indicateur fidèle ou guide des voyageurs, qui enseigne toutes les routes royales between 1762 and 1785. During his career he also worked on several atlases. By 1795, he had gained a pension from the National Assembly. 

Bibliography

  1. Hubbard 118.
    • Hubbard, J. and Mihama, Y. (2012). Japoniæ insulæ. Houten: HES & De Graaf Publishers BV.