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Auction 115, Lot 654

"Carte des Pays et Principaux Lieux Connus dans les premiers ages du Monde", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1786 (dated)

Publication: Atlas General, civil, ecclesiastique et militaire

Color: Hand Color

12.3 x 10.8 inches
31.2 x 27.4 cm

Decorative map of the Near and Middle East includes Arabia and Egypt. The map shows the political divisions and topographical features but little other detail. It is adorned with a fine title cartouche and surrounded in a rococo style border that was printed from a separate copperplate.


Condition: A

Original color with some minor offsetting, overall very good.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/21/2006