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Auction 126, Lot 451

"Europe, Composee par G. de l'Isle, et Corriggee Selon le plus Nouvelle Observations", Elwe, Jan Barend

Subject: Europe

Period: 1792 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 19.2 inches
59.7 x 48.8 cm
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An expansive map of Europe, extending from Iceland to the Caspian Sea, based on the cartography of Guillaume Delisle. The map is filled with finely engraved detail of countries, cities and topography. The prime meridian is shown bisecting Iceland, fixed at the Isle de Fer per Louis the XIII.


Condition: A

Nice impression and original color. There is a minor extraneous crease along the centerfold with some professional repairs at bottom. There is a short tear in the upper blank margins, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/3/2008