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Isles Brittaniques – 1812

“Isles Brittaniques” …1812… Conrad Malte-Brun (1775-1826) …14” x10” (34 cm x 26 cm).  From “L’Atlas Complet du Precis de la Geographie Universelle” published in Paris in 1812. Malte-Brun was the founder of “Les Annales des Voyages” (1807) and “Les Annales des Voyages, de la Géographie et de l’Histoire (1819) which encouraged observations and reports as a basis for research. He became well known after contributing Tableau de la Pologne, a treatise on the geography of Poland (1807) He served as the first general secretary of the Société de Géographie. He died in Paris in 1826, as he was drafting the final version of his major work, the “Précis de Géographie Universelle ou Description de toutes les parties du monde”. This appeared in eight volumes (1810–29), the last two volumes being by Jean Jacques Huot (1790 – 1845) a French geographer, geologist and naturalist. This map has been mounted to museum standards. Ref. Map 1192