Auction 113, Lot 789

"Carte de l'Ile de Madagascar, dite aujourd' hui l'Ile Daufine", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Southern Africa - Madagascar

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Black & White

Size:
17 x 15 inches
43.2 x 38.1 cm

This is one of the most decorative plates from the Atlas Historique. The folio sheet includes a map (8 x 4") detailing the island of Madagascar with north oriented to the right. French text below the map discusses the land and its people. The map is surrounded by eleven beautiful and elegantly engraved views of the people and their customs in the carte-a-figures style.

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Condition: A

Crisp and early impression with wide margins. Slight toning in a line near middle, else fine.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/7/2005

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