A rare large format map and chart of Americas, showing colonial possessions and the most recent explorations. The new United States is shown with its boundary at the Mississippi River. The Russian Discoveries along the NW Coast of America are shown, as are the updates provided by Cook and the tracts of Cook's various voyages in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. A scarce map, trimmed to the neatline and with a minor dampstain at the upper part of the image. But for the defects, a $750.00 map. The only example we have ever seen. Most likely separately issued.
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.