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Auction 118, Lot 538

"Les Isles Britanniques ou sont le Rme. d'Angleterre tire de Sped celuy d'Ecosse…", Delisle/Dezauche

Subject: Britain

Period: 1772 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24 x 18.5 inches
61 x 47 cm

Striking map of the British Isles is prepared with Delisle's characteristic crisp style and topographical detail. The bottom right shows the coasts of the Netherlands, Belgium, and northern France and at the upper right is the southern tip of Norway. The large title cartouche incorporates figures and sea monsters and is surmounted by Neptune. Another decorative cartouche contains five distance scales.

References:

Condition: A

Couple of minor spots in blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/6/2007

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