Auction 134, Lot 41

"Mappemonde en deux Hemispheres", Brue, Adrien Hubert

Subject: World

Period: 1840 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique, Politique et Historique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.4 x 11 inches
54.4 x 27.9 cm

This handsome double hemispheric map has enough detail to show topography, watershed, coastal information, and numerous islands. Some early place names and mapping are evident in the Antarctic regions but the coastlines are sketchy. Fancy title lettering embellished with flourishes, Brue's embossed seal, and a decorative keyboard-style border.

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Condition: B+

This is an exceptional and flawless example less some light offsetting visible to the left of Africa. Crisp, early impression and fine original coloring with enormous margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/1/2010

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