Auction 136, Lot 803

Scarce plans of New Zealand harbors

"Atlas des Ports Etrangers",

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1890 (published)


Color: Printed Color

10.5 x 13.3 inches
26.7 x 33.8 cm

This unusual French atlas was published by the Ministere des Travaux Publics (Ministry of Civil Engineering). It contains 13 plans detailing important harbors and fortifications throughout the world. Of particular interest are the four plans of New Zealand harbors. Folding plates include: Copenhague; Hambourg; Ostende / Palma; Palerme / Beyrouth; Naples; Le Piree; Calcutta; Calcutta (Docks); Auckland; Wellington; Nouvelle Zelande, Timaru; Dunedin, Chalmers; Buenos-Ayres, La Plata. Original paper covers boards.


Condition: B

Most plans are very good with minor surface soil. Auckland is loose and Buenos-Ayres toned. Covers stained, warped and scuffed with cloth backstrip lacking.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/1/2011