Auction 140, Lot 739

"Asia", Lucas, Fielding

Subject: Asia

Period: 1823 (circa)

Publication: A General Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.5 x 10.3 inches
21.6 x 26.2 cm

A detailed map of Asia locating many cities, rivers, mountains and deserts. In the north, Novaya Zemlya is not fully delineated. In the south, the coast of Australia is depicted, along with a partially outlined New Guinea. Australia is labeled both New Holland and New South Wales, but with New South Wales incorrectly located on the northwest coast. Lucas' General Atlas is known as one of the finest general atlases produced in the U.S. at the time, due to the high quality paper, superior engraving quality, and attractive coloring style.

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Condition: B+

Light toning with a few faint spots and light offsetting in blank margins.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/23/2012

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