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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 rare book. It was 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. This map depicts the whole of Wales derived from Christopher Saxton along with the Cornish peninsula. It includes an inset of the Isle of Man. Provenance: Doreen Green 1996; private English collection. Pastoureau (1980) Briet I no. 30; Roberts (1994) [13]; Shirley (2004) T.Brie 1a.
BRIET, Philippe

Principaute de Galles. Partie Occidentale D'Angleterre

Pierre Mariette, Paris, 1648
195 x 155 mm., in good condition.
Stock number: 10648
£ 195
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