Auction 107, Lot 47

"Demonstrations Geometriques, des Spheres Droite, Paralelle, et Oblique", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1772 (published)

Publication: Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire

Color: Hand Color

22 x 17.5 inches
55.9 x 44.5 cm

A fabulous, large compass or wind rose with fleur-de-lis. Plus four diagrams with earth at center, and a sphere of the earth demonstrating the theory of refraction. The map (10 x 8.5") with text panels at both sides is surrounded by an elaborate rococo border.


Condition: B

A couple spots, else very good.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $45

Closed on 6/9/2004