Louis Brion de la Tour (1743-1803). Plate 49. “Des Planetes.”
From Atlas Général Méthodique et élémentaire . . . Paris: Brion de la Tour & Charles Desnos, 1761. Approx. 15 1/4 x 20 3/4 (image including printed decorative border). Engraving. Original hand color. Very good condition.
Louis Brion de la Tour (1743-1803) was the Cartographer Royal to the King of France, and issued several important atlases mostly in partnership with Louis Charles Desnos (fl. 1750-1790). Their most notable work is generally regarded to be this atlas.