Large antique four-sheet wall map of Asia, by Hubert Brué, one of his "Carte Encyprotype" series, first issued in 1814.
The map is exceptionally detailed and is comparable to Aaron Arrowsmith's work in its quantity of information and quality of engraving.
The map covers the Ottoman Empire, Arabia, the detailed and complicated borders of India, impressive detail in Siberia and the internal provinces of China, the Philippines, and East Asia.
This is the later state of 1819 with the engraved stamp to the lower left of the title "Revue & Augmentée par l'Auteur en Avril 1819".
Andre Hubert Brué was a French geographer and cartographer. Born in Paris, he served in the French Navy, joining the Baudin expedition to the Pacific (1800-1804). After his sea service, Brué applied his navigation and charting skills to creating finely-crafted maps, which were renowned for their crisp engraving and accuracy. He drew directly on the copper of the plate, creating what he called encyprotypes. He is best known for the Atlas universal de géographie physique, politique, ancienne et moderne.