|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Published||Desbruslins sculpsit. [Pierre-Francois Giffart, Paris, 1739]|
|Dimensions||182 x 138 mm|
A small but interesting French map of Scandinavia, engraved by Desbruslins for the sixth edition of 'Geographie Universelle Exposee dans les Differentes metodes' by P. Buffier de la 'Compagnie de Jesus,' published by Pierre-Francois Giffart. Countries and coastlines are outlined in hand colour, with Finland and Livonia (Estonia and Latvia) part of the Kingdom of Sweden, and Lithuania part of the Kingdom of Poland.
Claude Buffier (25th May 1661 – 17th May 1737) was a theologian, geographer, and Jesuit brother from Warsaw, Poland, who worked in Paris. Aside from his theological works, Buffier authored a number of geographic texts, among them the 'Géographie Universal,' which was posthumously published in Paris in 1749 which ran to several editions.
The Debruslins family included three generations of engravers and map makers, active in Paris from the late 1710s to the mid 1770s. They are known for their work engraving maps for atlases published by Cassini, Daumont, Jaillot, Buache, Buffier, and Cassel, among others.
Condition: Vertical and horizontal folds as issued. Trimmed to border of map along left and bottom edges as issued, now reinstated. Blank on verso.