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Lapie [family]

Pierre M. Lapie (1777 or 1779 – 1850) was a French cartographer and engraver. He was the father of cartographer Alexandre Emile Lapie (1800-1877), Colonel de l'Etat Major and Premier Géographe du Roi. Lapie was a Colonel in the French army, where he worked in the corps of topographical engineers. Lapie worked closely with his son and published works together and individually. Their work was influential on German commercial map makers in the 19th century. Works by Lapie are held in the collection of the Library of Congress. Published Atlas Classique et Universel (1812) and Atlas universel de géographie ancienne et moderne (editions 1829-33, 1837, 1841-42, 1851, 1854?) with Alexandre Emile Lapie.