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Germany France Italy Spain & the British Isles.

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Article ID EUX3759
Artist Anville´d (1697-1782)
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697 –1782), was both a geographer and cartographer who greatly improved the standards of map-making. His maps of ancient geography, characterized by careful, accurate work and based largely on original research, are especially valuable. He left unknown areas of continents blank and noted doubtful information as such; compared to the lavish maps of his predecessors, his maps looked empty. His first serious map, that of Ancient Greece, was published when he was fifteen. At the age of twenty-two, he was appointed one the king's geographers, and began to attract the attention of first authorities. D'Anville's studies embraced everything of geographical nature in the world's literature, as far as he could muster it: for this purpose, he not only searched ancient and modern historians, travelers and narrators of every description, but also poets, orators and philosophers. One of his cherished subjects was to reform geography by putting an end to the blind copying of older maps, by testing the commonly accepted positions of places through a rigorous examination of all the descriptive authority, and by excluding from cartography every name inadequately supported. Vast spaces, which had before
Title Germany France Italy Spain & the British Isles.
Year c. 1816
Description
Map shows the western part of Europe with Spain, France, Great Britain, Swizerland, Germany and Italy.
Place of Publication London
Dimensions (cm)49 x 47
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueSteel engraving

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