Auction 129, Lot 754

"L'Asie dressee pour l'etude de la Geographie", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Asia

Period: 1786 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 10.5 inches
30.5 x 26.7 cm

Very decorative map of Asia including all of Southeast Asia. The map is modeled on contemporary French sources, notably the work of Robert de Vaugondy. The seas are filled with a number of sailing ships, and there is a decorative cartouche surrounded in jungle with an elephant, peacock and a monitor lizard. An elaborate rococo border (printed from a separate plate) encloses the map.

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Condition: A

Good impression and original color.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/23/2009

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