Auction 117, Lot 245

"Amer. Sep. Florides et Iles Lucayes. No. 62", Vandermaelen, Philippe Marie Guillaume

Subject: Florida, Bahamas

Period: 1827 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.5 x 18.7 inches
54.6 x 47.5 cm

This graphic, large-scale map features Southern Florida and the Bahamas. The map is filled with topographical information, forts, Indian villages, trails and notations.

The Atlas Universel was the first atlas to present all the maps on the same scale (1: 1,641,836), with each map covering an area of approximately 20 degrees longitude (from Paris) and 6 degrees of latitude. Also considered to be the first lithographic atlas ever published. There was only one edition, published in 1825-27, and the subscription list shows that 810 copies were sold.

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Condition: A

Original outline color with some faint offsetting, still very good.

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

Sold for: $600

Closed on 12/6/2006

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