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Auction 115, Lot 55

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

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1766 (circa)

Publication: Atlas General et Elementaire

Color: Hand Color

12 x 11 inches
30.5 x 27.9 cm

Interesting, decorative chart centered on a wind rose surrounded by astronomical diagrams and enclosed in an elaborate rococo border that was printed from a separate copper plate. A lovely example of this handsome engraving.


Condition: A

Crisp impression on thick hand laid paper with original margins. Slightest hint of some toning or soiling near centerfold below compass rose, else fine.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/21/2006