Charles-Francois Delamarche (1740-1817), the founder of the family firm was one of the most important French geographers and mapmakers of the second half of the eighteenth century. Successor to Nicolas Sanson (1600 – 1667), Robert de Vaugondy (1686 – 1766), and Rigobert Bonne (1727 – 1794), whose atlases he reprinted. Also taught geography. In addition to maps and globes, his works include a treatise on the use of the sphere and celestial and terrestrial globes. In the treatise, he illustrates both the Ptolemaic and Copernican systems, as well as listing all the ancient and modern constellations. His son Félix Delamarche (18th century – 1st half 19th century) continued his work. Australia is named Notasie , Africa is mostly unexplored .
19 x 13 inches , Félix Delamarche, mechanical engineer for globes and spheres, Paris, 1838 , inset on double page engraved on copper, most of the geographical with outlines and watercolor limits , suitable for framing . I guaranty my Antiques to be original