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Auction 107, Lot 390

"Gouvernement et Generalite d'Alasce Avec les Grandes Routes a Paris", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Germany

Period: 1771 (dated)

Publication: Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire

Color: Hand Color

22 x 17.5 inches
55.9 x 44.5 cm
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A beautiful and decorative map centered on Strasbourg with terrific detail along the Rhine from Basle north to above Philisbourg. Locates fortified cities, roads and forests. The map (10.2 x 9") includes a rococo-style title cartouche and is flanked by panels of text in French and surrounded in an elaborate baroque-style border featuring cherubs harvesting crops.

References: cf. Phillips (A) #3509.

Condition: A

Fine impression on thick paper. Trace of centerfold toning.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/9/2004