Charles Picquet (1771-1827), a geographer in the service of Napoleon I, then for King Louis XVIII and Charles X, completed the l'Atlas Universel (Universal Atlas) by Adrien Brué (1786-1832) and had a shop at Quai de Conti, where he succeeded J. Barthelemier.
A similar cabinet of slightly smaller dimensions, produced by Susse Frères, was part of the collections of the Duchy of Parma and was featured in the exhibition, Curiosità di una Reggia. Victoire della Guardaroba in Palazzo Pitti, which was held in Florence in 1979 (consult exhibition catalogue, n ° 24, pp. 164-165).
Please note that the chronology of the French monarchs printed on the last map from this cabinet, stops due to the advent of the Second Republic.
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