European Continent – Copper EngravingDelamarche - 1838 dated
L’Europe divisée en ses différens Etats par F. Delamarche.
Highly detailed double page copper engraved map of the European Continent by Francois Delamarche. The map delineates the political divisions and provides great detail of the topography concerning cities, towns, rivers, lakes, forest and the Alps Mountains. It is embellished by a simple title cartouche and an explanation key along right side.
About the cartographer
Charles Francois Delamarche (1740-1817) founded the important and prolific Paris based Maison Delamarche map publishing firm in the late 18th century. A lawyer by trade Delamarche entered the map business with the acquisition from Jean-Baptiste Fortin of Robert de Vaugondy’s map plates and copyrights. Where Vaugondy could not make ends meet as a geographer, Delamarche prospered as a map publisher, acquiring most of the work of earlier generation cartographers Lattre, Bonne, Desnos, and Janvier, thus expanding significantly upon the Vaugondy stock. Charles Delamarche eventually passed control of the firm to his son Felix Delamarche and geographer Charles Dien (1809-1870). It was later passed on to Alexandre Delamarche, who revised and reissued several Delamarche publications in the mid-19th century. The firm continued to publish maps and globes until the middle part of the 19th century.
The map has been professionally framed using high quality and acid free materials
H: 58 cm x W: 83 cm
H: 23” x W: 33”