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Louis Brion de la Tour

Louis Brion de la Tour


Louis Brion de la Tour (ca. 1743-1803) was a French geographer and demographer. Little is known about Louis’ early life, but some glimpses of his professional life survive. He did achieve the title of Ingénieur Géographe du Roi. Much of his work was done in partnership with Louis Charles Desnos, who was bookseller and geographical engineer for globes to the Danish Crown. He worked on the Indicateur fidèle ou guide des voyageurs, qui enseigne toutes les routes royales between 1762 and 1785. During his career he also worked on several atlases. By 1795, he had gained a pension from the National Assembly. Perhaps this pension was granted in part because his son, also Louis Brion de la Tour (1763-1823), was an engraver who made Revolutionary prints, as well as maps.



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1766 - Le Danemark divise par Provinces et Dioceses sours une Metropole . . . 1766

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Decorative map of Denmark, colored by Provinces. From the Deluxe edition of Brion's atlas, with elaborate decorative border.


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1790 - Carte De La Coree et Du Japon

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Excellent map of Japan and Korea, showing the towns, rivers, mountains, islands and other major features of each. Based upon the D'Anville model, according to Lutz Walter, who was unable to identify the source of the work from which this map came.


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1780 - Carte des Isles Philippines.

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Detailed, scarce map of the Philippines published in Louis Brion de la Tour's Histoire Universel, circa 1780. The map names dozens of cities, shows Manila as the capital, and even includes an illustration of an erupting volcano. Scarborough Shoal and...


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1766 - Partie De L'Afrique en deca de L'Equateur … 1766

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Decorative map of the Northern half of Africa, showing nice coastal detail and some detail in the interior. Includes countries, native tribes, cities, mountains, rivers, islands and other points of interest. Ornate decorative border.


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1766 - Sphere Droite [and] Sphere Parallele

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A striking pair of engraved armillary spheres projecting models of the Solar System. Attractive wash colors and illustrations of the signs of the zodiac and other features. A decorative map from Brion De La Tour, one of the most prolific cartographic...


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1766 - Sphere Droite [and] Sphere Parallele

  • $14.99

A striking pair of engraved armillary spheres projecting models of the Solar System. Attractive wash colors and illustrations of the signs of the zodiac and other features. A decorative map from Brion De La Tour, one of the most prolific cartographic...


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1766 - Sphere De Copernic [and] Sphere De Ptolemee

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A striking set of armillary spheres illustrating the Universe according to Copernicus and Ptolemy respectively. A decorative map from Brion De La Tour, one of the most prolific cartographic publishers of the mid 18th Century, with the deluxe...