Particular map of the duchy of Burgundy geometrically raised by orders of MM the elected general of the Province of Paris, drawn up and executed by the Sieur Seguin engineer geographer of the Roy in 1763.
Large wall map of 282 x 237 cm wide divided into 15 maps of France. era with their tab numbering, tiny freckle on the map 1. Solid vintage boxing half brown, wooden back with a small lack of material on the upper left, title gilded.
Box size: 33.5 x 27.5 cm.
Assembled maps format : 282 x 237 cm. (111 x 93 inches).
Complet set of 15 maps in excellent condition.
Sumptuous card adorned with a large title cartridge of a size of 45 x 35 cm, designed by Sr. Galey inspector buildings of the Roy, calligraphy by Sr. Bourgoin cartographer, and a second explaining the signposts of towns, villages and parishes raised.
Designed by Séguin, geographer's engineer of the king, this map of Burgundy, divided into dioceses, baillages and subdelegations, was commissioned by the provincial states of the duchy of Burgundy, in the framework of the realization of the map of France Cassini.
Indeed, Louis XV had expressed the will to establish a General Map of France and entrusted this mission to Cassini Thury.
The Cassini - because César-François was relayed to his death by his son Jean-Dominique - performed remarkably over nearly 50 years, establishing the first general and particular map of the kingdom and, from a cartographic point of view , the first to rely on a geodesic triangulation. Certain provincial states, including Burgundy, which first proposed to Cassini to draw up the particular maps of their region, which obviously interested the cartographer.
Moreover these particular cards are often superior, for the form and the bottom, with the corresponding boards of the Map of France.
Link on the copy of the national library: https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b77105047/f8.item
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