Auction 123, Lot 452

"Carte des Isles Canaries…", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Canary Islands

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatiff

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11 x 8 inches
27.9 x 20.3 cm

A deftly engraved map of the island chain. The map shows the islands of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Gomera, El Hierro (I. Ferro), Fuertaventura, Alagranza, and La Graciosa. A central compass rose orients the map, and a delicate cartouche at top completes the composition.

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Condition: A

A nice impression on a sound sheet. There is a faint hint of toning on the centerfold and some minor marginal damp stains.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $85

Closed on 2/20/2008

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