Scarce Separately Published Example in Original Slipcase
Nice example of Brue's large format map of Asia and the NW Coast of America (Russian America)
Among the more interesting features are the Indian names in Alaska and the northwest coast of America.
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.