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Le tableau parlant: comédie-parade, en un acte et en vers

Description: This is a 1773 printed copy of the libretto of "Le tableau parlant" (The talking picture), a one-act comic opera by M. Anseaume, set to music by Grétry. The opera was staged for the first time by the troupe of Italian actors of King Louis XV, on Wednesday, September 20, 1769. The back of the t.p. lists the names of the original actors who performed the characters of the opera at its premier: Isabelle (Madame Trial), [Jean-Louis Laruette] (Cassandre, Isabelle's tutor), [Madame Laruette (Colombine, Isabelle's lady-in-waiting), M. Trial (Léandre, Cassandra's nephew, who is in love with Isabelle), and [[Jean-Baptiste Clairval] (Léandre's valet). The final scene is a vaudeville sung by all of the characters. The music of the vaudeville is included at the end on pp. [45-48]. The library's copy of the libretto is bound with the libretto of Jean François Marmontel's comic opera "La fausse magie."
Date: 1773
Creator: Anseaume, M. (Louis), 1721-1784.
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Carte Reduite du Globe Terrestre

Description: Hand-drawn map of the world, circa 1763. The place names are in French with some cities noted as well as geographic features (with relief shown pictorially).
Date: 1763~
Creator: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772.
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Europa, secundum legitimas projectionis stereographic︠a︡e regulas et juxta recentissimas observationes ︠a︡eque ac relationes adhibitis qvoq[ue] veterum monumentorum subsidiis

Description: Hand-drawn, color map of Europe as of 1743 with place names, geopolitical borders and some topographical features. Boundaries and features are noted, with relief shown pictorially.
Date: 1743
Creator: Hase, Johann Matthias, 1684-1742.
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

L'Amerique meridionale: Dressée sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences & quelques autres, & sur les Memoires les Plus recens

Description: Hand-drawn color map of South America in 1708. Countries are shaded in different colors and some paths are marked in color. Bodies of water and geographic features are noted, with relief shown pictorially.
Date: 1722
Creator: L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726.
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections