Auction 144, Lot 271

"Carte Generale de l'Oceanie ou Cinquieme Partie du Monde", Brue, Adrien Hubert

Subject: South Pacific Ocean

Period: 1827 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 14.3 inches
50.8 x 36.3 cm

Beautifully engraved and attractive map that shows the entire South Pacific Ocean. It extends to include the entire East Indies, southern China, part of Japan, and across the Pacific to show the Baja Peninsula and part of Mexico. Australia is labeled Nouvelle Hollande with its interior virtually blank. The detail of the harbors throughout is excellent and the contours of the coasts and island groups are very finely engraved. With Brue's embossed seal and a decorative keyboard-style border.

References: Tooley (Australia) p. 36, #250.

Condition: A+

Very nice, bright example with fine impression, original outline color and wide, untrimmed margins. A couple of tiny spots in margins that do not distract.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 4/3/2013

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