Auction 121, Lot 500

"Carte des Provinces Unies des Pays Bas…", Delisle/Dezauche

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1788 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.75 x 18.6 inches
60.3 x 47.2 cm

An interesting later issue of Delisle's map of the Netherlands shows hundreds of towns, villages, churches, rivers, marshes and roads. A beautifully engraved, uncolored title cartouche in the upper right names Cassini and Snellius as contributors to this edition and is adorned with mythological and allegorical figures. Engraved by Lièbaux le fils.

References:

Condition: B

Nice, dark impression on a sound sheet with some light creasing and soil. The margins have some spots, damp stains and a couple short tears, not affecting the map. Verso with some soiling.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/26/2007

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