Auction 104, Lot 273

"Guayane, Terre Ferme, Isles Antilles, et Nlle. Espagne", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1766 (dated)

Publication: Atlas General, Civil et Ecclesiastique…

Color: Hand Color

20 x 14.2 inches
50.8 x 36.1 cm

Extremely decorative map showing the southern part of North America and the northern part of South America, but focusing on Mexico, Central America and the West Indies. The map itself (10 x 9") has a decorative title (uncolored) cartouche but is then surrounded by an elaborate frame with cherubs studying geography and astronomy. Panels of French text at sides. The map and outside frame were printed from two separate plates and the text was pasted in place for the specific issue of the atlas.


Condition: A

Slightly uneven original color. Short split on bottom fold, just touching outside border. Blank margins stained.

Estimate: $300 - $350


Closed on 9/10/2003