Auction 134, Lot 398

"[4 Sheets] Carte Encyprotype de l'Europe", Brue, Adrien Hubert

Subject: Europe

Period: 1816 (dated)

Publication: Grand Atlas Universal

Color: Hand Color

Size:
29.5 x 22.8 inches
74.9 x 57.9 cm

These sheets show Europe in enormous detail. They are meant to be joined into a stunning map that would together measure 59" x 43.5". The upper left sheet has the title in decorative lettering with fancy flourishes. The map carries a remarkable amount of information on a scale of 60 miles per inch. Each map is on a full sheet measuring 39" x 26.5". A rarely encountered set of matching elephant folio maps from this scarce atlas. Dated 1816 in the title.

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Condition: B+

Very nice impression and original hand coloring on thick hand laid paper with wide margins and deckled edges. The maps have a few scattered light spots. Some of the edges are a little rough with small chips and edge darkening.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/1/2010

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