Erster Herausgeber des grossen Atlas von Frankreich. geb. zu Paris d.17 Junÿ 1714, gest, d,4 Sept. 1784.
Stipple with large margins. Plate 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½").
César-François Cassini de Thury (1714-1784), famed for his work on a huge topographical map of France, one of the landmarks of cartography, started in 1744. The father and son, confusingly both named Jean-Dominique Cassini, were both noted astronomers. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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