Rare single sheet version of A.H. Brue's Carte Encyprotype of Europe.
This is in essence the key sheet for Brue's impressive and intricately-engraved tour-de-force 4 sheet maps of the world and continents, which was included in the earliest editions of Brué’s Atlas Universal, his most famous publication.
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.