Auction 129, Lot 680

"L'Italie Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences…", Elwe, Jan Barend

Subject: Italy

Period: 1792 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Geographique et Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.6 x 18 inches
54.9 x 45.7 cm

A fine large map of all of Italy, including Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica, the surrounding parts of France and the Balkans. It is based on the geography of Guillaume Delisle and the observations of the astronomer Riccioli. The map is filled with detail and decorated with an ornate title cartouche.

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Condition: A

Nice impression and original color. Light toning along bottom fold, mostly in the blank margin.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/23/2009

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