Auction 107, Lot 338

"Le Danemark divise par Provinces et Dioceses sous une Metropole", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Denmark

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 from one of the most decorative French atlases of the 18th Century. Extends to show all islands including Bornholm and includes most of Schleswig-Holstein. Decorative rococo-style cartouche. The map (10 x 9.2") is surrounded in an elaborate baroque-style border featuring cherubs using globes and cartographic instruments and flanked by panels of French text.

References: cf. Phillips (A) #3509.

Condition: B

On thick paper with good margins. Trace of centerfold toning, else very good.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/9/2004