Auction 123, Lot 75

"Globe Terrestre [on sheet with] Globe Celeste", Brion de la Tour, Louis

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1786 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 8.5 inches
25.4 x 21.6 cm

A beautiful engraving of a large pair of globes on ornate rococo-style bases. The Globe Terrestre is centered on the Eastern Hemisphere. The Globe Celeste displays the constellations of Ursa Major, Perseus, Gemini, Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo and others. The map (10 x 8.5") with text panels pasted at both sides, overall size 18.8 x 11".

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Condition: A

Nice impression and color on a strong sheet with some minor marginal spots.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/20/2008

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