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(The Adriatic Coast) Jean Baptise Tardieu. Atlas Complete... Paris, 1812. $135.00

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"Provinces Illyriennes Servie et Bosnia"

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. This map was included in Conrad Malte-Brun’s Atlas Complete du Precis de la Geographie Universelle, published in Paris in 1812. This map shows the lands along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea including what is now Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Hwerzegovina, Serbia and Montegno. A lovely engraved view of a small seaside settlement is included in the lower left. 

9 7/8 x 13 1/2 inches, sheet.
Engraving with modern hand color beautifully applied.
The sheet has a lovely light patina not evident in the photo.
Excellent condition