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Number: 694
Continent: Africa
Region: West
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Year of Origin: 1760
Title: Partie De L'Afrique en deca de l'Equateur Comprenani L'Egypte La Barbarie La Nigritie &c
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Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
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Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: Louis Brion de la Tour
Louis Charles Desnos
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Notes: Griggs; 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 Ing?ieur G?graphe 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 fid?e 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.
Last updated: Jan 5, 2021