Auction 104, Lot 347

"L'Ecosse Dressee comformement aux Observations Astronomiques et aux Itineraires", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1770 (dated)

Publication: Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.2 x 14.2 inches
51.3 x 36.1 cm

A very decorative map of Scotland with a fine title cartouche within map. The map is flanked by two columns of French text and surrounded by a wide rococo-style frame with students studying geography and cartographic instruments. The map (10 x 9") and decorative border were printed from two separate plates and assembled with the text for this beautiful atlas. Map fully colored, cartouche and decorative border uncolored.

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Condition: B

Crisp impression. Toned along fold with a couple of tiny spots.

Estimate: $170 - $220

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/10/2003

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