Auction 123, Lot 779

"Carte de l'Oceanie…", Barbie du Bocage, Jean-Guillaume

Subject: South Pacific Ocean

Period: 1843 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 9 inches
30.5 x 22.9 cm

Very handsome, precisely engraved map with bright outline color and a beautiful frame-style border. This is plate V from Barbie du Bocage's Atlas that was engraved by C. Smith and published by Maison Basset. The map covers nearly the entire Pacific Ocean, from Japan and the Korean Peninsula, across to include part of North America, and south to just past New Zealand at about 60° Longitude. Colonial holdings shown via outline coloring.

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Condition: A

Near mint example.

Estimate: $100 - $200

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/20/2008

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