Auction 140, Lot 433

"Carte d'Europe Dressee pour l'Usage du Roy…", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Europe

Period: 1739 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.3 x 18.8 inches
59.2 x 47.8 cm

This densely engraved map of Europe depicts towns, roads, rivers, lakes, counties, etc. The decorative title cartouche is surmounted by the French Royal coat of arms. Engraved by Johannes Condet. The Latin title above neatline, Europa Accurate in Imperia, Regna, Status & populos Divisa, ad Usum Ludovici XV Galliarum Regis, dedicates the map to King Louis XV.

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Condition: B+

Light impression, original outline color with a few faint spots and a couple of short tears in blank margins, far from map image.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 5/23/2012

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