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Auction 116, Lot 381

"Amerique Meridionale Publie'e sous les Auspices de Monseigneur le duc d'Orleans Premier Prince du Sang", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: South America

Period: 1748 (dated)

Publication: Mr. Postlethwayt's Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce

Color: Hand Color

30 x 48 inches
76.2 x 121.9 cm
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This huge map is printed on three sheets and shows towns and villages, watershed, topography and much detail along the coastline. However, areas of the interior are left blank by d'Anville where geographical knowledge was scare or nonexistent. A large rococo-style cartouche in the lower right includes notes on the creation of the map. Engraved by Delahaye. A large and handsome map of the continent that is rarely offered. If framed, this map would make a grand and dominating presentation.

References: Rumsey #73.

Condition: B

Fine impression on very thick paper with original margins and original outline color. Some scattered surface soil & foxing. Water stain at top affects upper border.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/20/2006