Auction 107, Lot 46

"Globe Terrestre [on sheet with] Globe Celeste", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1770 (published)

Publication: Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 17.5 inches
55.9 x 44.5 cm

A beautiful engraving of a large pair of globes on ornate rococo-style bases. The Globe Terrestre is centered on the Eastern Hemisphere. The Globe Celeste is showing the sky with Ursa Major, Leo, Virgo, etc. The map (10 x 8.7") with text panels at both sides is surrounded by elaborate borders that include scenes of putti, globes, instruments, etc.

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Condition: B

Nice impression with fine original coloring. A little scattered toning and creased along centerfold. Old paper repair in lower margin.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/9/2004

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