Auction 101, Lot 394

"L'Asie, dressee pour l'etude de la Geographie", Brion de la Tour, Louis

Subject: Asia

Period: 1765 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.3 x 11 inches
31.2 x 27.9 cm

Very decorative map of Asia, including all of Southeast Asia, modeled on contemporary French sources, notably the work of Robert de Vaugondy. The seas are filled with a number of sailing ships and there is a decorative cartouche surrounded in jungle with an elephant, peacock and monitor lizard. An elaborate rococo border (printed from a separate plate) surrounds the map

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Condition: A

On a fine sheet of hand laid paper with nice original coloring. A couple small spots, still very good.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 12/4/2002

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