Auction 130, Lot 67

"[Lot of 3] Demonstrations Geometriques, des Spheres Droite, Paralelle, et Oblique [and] Position respective des Peuples de la Terre [and] Suite de la Planch precedente", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1760 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

See Description

Three interesting, decorative charts featuring various cartographic diagrams. The first is centered on an elaborate wind rose with astronomical diagrams flanked with panels of French text (19 x 11"). The other pair of attractive diagrams show various cartographic theories and projections. Each is surrounded in a rococo style border with a small vignette at bottom center (12 x 10.8").


Condition: B+

Light toning on centerfolds.

Estimate: $200 - $275


Closed on 12/2/2009