Auction 139, Lot 532

"L'Italie Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences…", Elwe, Jan Barend

Subject: Italy

Period: 1792 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Geographique et Universel

Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 18.3 inches
55.4 x 46.5 cm

A fine large map of all of Italy, including Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica, the surrounding parts of France, and the Balkans. It is based on the geography of Guillaume Delisle and the observations of the astronomer Riccioli. The map is filled with detail and decorated with an ornate title cartouche.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) #T.ELW-2a.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with a tiny hole towards the center of Royaume de Naples and an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 1" into map image at bottom.

Estimate: $600 - $800


Closed on 2/15/2012