Auction 115, Lot 18

"Plan de l'Histoire universelle, oul'on voit les quatre Monarchies du Monde, et tous les Anciens Etats aussi bien que ceux qui subsistent aujourdhuy", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: World

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.2 x 13.3 inches
43.7 x 33.8 cm

This extremely interesting layout displays a large map of the Eastern Hemisphere, into which is inset a smaller Western Hemisphere with the Island of California. The map shows the extent of the empires of Rome and Alexander the Great. Below the map are seven vignettes depicting the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Tables of French text surround the entire map.

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Condition: A

Crisp impression and lovely later color in the correct period style. Couple of very tiny spots, overall very good.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/21/2006

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