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The Mapping of North America

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Philippe Briet (1601-1668) was born in Abbeville, and became a Jesuit at eighteen years old. His ‘Parallela Geographiae’ was both a modern and a classical geography work. The first volume appeared in 1648; the second and a supplement were published in 1649. There were no less than 144 maps in total, and it is considered a well written methodical work. It is a rare work published in Paris by Pierre Mariette. Briet taught the humanities in various institutions including the Paris College. He died after a long illness in 1668. Pastoureau, M. Briet I no. 33; Shirley T.Brie 1a; Bonar-Law no. 4 p. 56.
BRIET, Philippe

Irlande ou Hibernie

Paris, 1648
195 x 155 mm., light water stain extreme lower right corner not affecting the image, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 4002


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