Auction 106, Lot 455

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

Subject: Asia

Period: 1765 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.4 x 11 inches
31.5 x 27.9 cm

Very decorative map of Asia including all of Southeast Asia. The map is 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 (uncolored) 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

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $140

Closed on 3/3/2004

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