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Cartouche (6)
Rococo cartouche shaped as a shield.

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Old Book Illustrations

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Rococo cartouche shaped as a shield for a map showing ancient Greece and territories stretching up to the Danube. Others symbols of war such as a helmet, a sword, and flags can be seen at the foot of the shield.

The cartographer for this series of maps was Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville. Jacques-Philippe Le Bas seems to have been consistently responsible for the artwork, although his name doesn’t appear on every map. The publication date we mention is that which appears in the cartouche (i.e. not necessarily the publication date of the book the map refers to: we don’t know if the maps were included with the books or published separately).

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