From Atlas Moderne. Paris: Jean Lattré & J. Thomas, 1762. 11 7/8 x 17 1/8. Engraving. Original outline color. A few light spots, else, very good condition. A/A
Jean Janvier was a French cartographer who worked in Paris in the latter part of the eighteenth century. Among his output were some fine maps which appeared in Jean Lattré's Atlas Moderne. This atlas contained maps of all parts of the world engraved by Lattré, the "Graveur Ordinaire du Roi." Janvier's maps contained the best information available at the time. This map contains information on counties, towns and rivers. This information is neatly engraved and highlighted with lovely hand color. A decorative cartouche graces the map, done in the baroque style.