|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Artist||de Laporte, Joseph|
|Published||[chez Moutard, Paris, c.1776]|
|Dimensions||178 x 220 mm|
An eighteenth century French map of Scandinavia, from Joseph de Laporte's Atlas ou Collection de Cartes Geographiques pour l'intelligence du Voyageur Francois. The three constituent kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (which at the time encompassed Finland also), are presented in full wash colour, with mountain ranges picked out in brown. An inset map in the top left shows Spitzberg (Svalbad), and the title is enclosed in a decorative cartouche at top right.
Joseph de Laporte (1713-1779) was a French priest, literary critic, poet and playwright. He was a prolific author, though his most famous geographical publication was the 'Atlas ou collection de cartes geographiques pour l'intelligence du Voyageur francois'.
Condition: Central vertical fold, as issued. Minor time toning to edges of sheet. Manuscript '11' in top left corner of sheet. Blank on verso.