Auction 105, Lot 256

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

Subject: Caribbean & Northern South America

Period: 1766 (dated)

Publication: Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire

Color: Hand Color

22 x 17.5 inches
55.9 x 44.5 cm

Finely engraved map covering the U.S. and Mexican coastlines, Central America, northern South America and all of the islands of the West Indies. There is no topographical detail shown in North America, as the map concentrates on Central America, the Caribbean and South America. Decorative rococo-style cartouche. The map (10 x 9") with text panels at both sides is surrounded by decorative borders that include scenes of putti, globes, instruments, etc.


Condition: A

Good impression with original coloring. Slightly toned along centerfold, still very good.

Estimate: $250 - $350


Closed on 12/3/2003