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Description

Fine example of this scarce separately issued map of Corsica, by Louis Claude de Vezou.

The text on the right side of the map provides a detailed history of the Island of Corsica, up to its indepedence from Genoa in 1767.

 

Jean Lattré Biography

Jean Lattré (fl. 1743-1793) was a Parisian bookseller and engraver who published many maps, plans, globes, and atlases. He worked closely with other important French cartographers, including Janvier, Bonne, and Delamarche, as well as other European mapmakers, such as William Faden, Santini, and Zannoni. Lattré is also interesting due to his propensity to bring suits against those who copied his work; plagiarism was common practice in eighteenth-century cartography and mapmakers struggled to maintain proprietary maps and information.