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Auction 123, Lot 409

"Colonies Francaises…",

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1864 (circa)

Publication: Le Monde Illustre

Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 8.8 inches
31.8 x 22.4 cm

Colonies Francaises. - Pose de la Premier Pierre d'un Bassin de Radoub a Fort-de-France (Martinique) (12.5 x 8.8"). Lovely, colorful wood engraved view after the photography of M. Cochet. The scene shows the benediction of the construction of the first dry dock in Fort-de-France. French text on verso.


Condition: B+

Very faint offsetting in margins, and some light, uneven toning in the image. Two margins trimmed close, but still suitable for framing. Hinge tape remnants on verso.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $50

Closed on 2/20/2008