Auction 107, Lot 24

"Mappe-Monde Dressee pour l'Etude de la Geographie, relativement aux Auteurs les plus Modernes", Brion de la Tour, Louis

Subject: World

Period: 1766 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.5 x 11 inches
31.8 x 27.9 cm

This decorative double hemisphere map features the Sea of the West and a Northwest Passage in North America and a conjectural shape for Australia. The title and dedication cartouches are tucked between the cusps with the hemispheres supported on the shoulders of two naked men and the map is surrounded in a rococo-style border.

References:

Condition: B

Manuscript brown ink in cartouches, else very good.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/9/2004

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