By: Adrien-Hubert Brué
Date: 1820 (Published) Paris
Dimensions: 15 x 20.25 inches (38.1 x 51.44 cm)
This large elegant map by Brué depicts a large expanse of the Eastern Hemisphere, stretching from beyond Russia in western Europe to the farthest eastern reaches of Asia It also includes the Arabian Peninsula, the northeastern corner of Africa, parts of Sumatra and Borneo, and the western coastline of Alaska and the Aleutian islands at top right. The map’s features are extremely detailed and carefully drawn, including texturing in mountains and bodies of water; labels for political divisions, settlements, ports, and topographical features; hundreds of islands; and regions labeled as parts of different empires.
Adrien-Hubert Brue (1786 - 1832) was a French cartographer active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He held the office of Geographe du Roi and often signed his maps as such. In this position Brue contributed to thousands of maps and numerous atlases. Like most cartographers many of his maps were published posthumously and were common even several decades after his death. They are known for their beauty, their clarity and accuracy. Many of his maps were published posthumously by his partner, Charles Picquet's son and heir, Pierre-Jacques Picquet, and were still being updated and republished decades after his death.
Condition: This map is in superb A condition. Lovely, original outline coloring and a color-coded key embellish the map.
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