By: Chamouin after Giraldon
Date: 1812 (Published) Paris
Dimensions: 9 x 11.6 inches (22.9 cm x 29.5 cm)
This fine antique map was drawn by Giraldon and engraved by Chamouin for the Atlas Complet du Precis de la Geographie Universelle Paris 1812. The map features central Europe and the various kingdoms, principalities and empires as they were organized just as Napoleon and his troops were advancing through eastern Europe toward Russia, from where he returned with a fraction of his army and his reputation in ruins.
The area included in the map begins in the north with the Baltic Sea and includes the southern tip of Sweden and Denmark, from the eastern border of France as far east as Kiev, while in the south features parts of the Mediterranean and the Adriatic. A portion of the Black Sea is also included.
The map is hand colored and embellished by a title cartouche featuring a romantic depiction of the ruins of a castle.
Condition: This map is in A condition, a strong impression on heavy paper. Very even light toning.
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