Jean Baptiste Pierre Tardieu (1746-1816) was a prominent French cartographer and engraver operating in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Tardieu’s work is known for its beauty and accuracy as well as for its depth of detail. The maps are particularly highly valued for the decoration that surrounds the area of the title known as the cartouche. The prime meridian is shown to be Paris. Included in Conrad Malte-Brun’s Atlas Complete du Precis de la Geographie Universelle, published in Paris in 1812. This map was drawn by Giraldon and engraved by Chamouin. An obelisque adrosn the lower left.
9 7/8 x 13 1/2 inches, sheet.
Engravings with modern hand color beautifully applied.
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