La Britannique dans sa Heptarchie Anglois Saxonique

Method Copper engraved with hand colour
Artist Bossuet, Jacques-Bénigne
Dimensions 127 x 165 mm
Notes A small mid eighteenth century map of the Anglo Saxon British Isles from Bossuet's Discours sur L'Histoire Universelle showing England, Wales, the southern part of Scotland, the eastern part of Ireland and the coast of northern France.

Jacques-Benigne Bossuet (1627 – 1704) was a French bishop and theologian. He was appointed tutor to the nine-year-old Dauphin, oldest child of Louis XIV. Bossuet's tutorial functions involved composing all the necessary books of instruction, including manuals of philosophy, history, and religion fit for a future king of France. Bossuet wrote many books in his lifetime, notable titles include 'Traité de la connaissance de Dieu et de soi-même' (1677), 'Discours sur l'histoire universelle' (1679, published 1682), and 'Politique tirée de l'Ecriture Sainte' (1679, published 1709). His works contained a few maps fashioned on the work of Nicolas Sanson and were published well into the 18th century.

Condition: Vertical folds as issued. Minor time toning to edges of sheet. Blank on verso.
Framing mounted
Price £80.00
Stock ID 52552