Auction 115, Lot 328

"Guayane, Terre Ferme, Isles Antilles, et Nlle. Espagne", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean & Northern South America

Period: 1766 (dated)

Publication: Atlas General, civil, ecclesiastique et militaire

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 10.8 inches
30.5 x 27.4 cm

Finely engraved map focuses on Mexico, Central America, northern South America and all of the islands of the West Indies. There is no topographical detail shown in North America. The map is embellished with a rococo-style cartouche and highly decorative borders that were printed from a separate copperplate.

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Condition: B

Later color. Professional repair of a horizontal tear across lower centerfold.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/21/2006

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