Auction 147, Lot 632

"Indo-Chine et Archipel d'Asie", Migeon, J.

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1874 (circa)

Publication: Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.7 x 12.9 inches
42.4 x 32.8 cm

This map of Southeast Asia gives excellent detail of towns, harbors, rivers and topography. The map includes a lovely vignette of Norodom Palace in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), which was built by the French in 1873 and housed the Governors-General of French Indochina until the region was captured by the Japanese in World War I. Sadly, the palace was destroyed during the Vietnam War, and a new palace (named Independence Palace) was built in its place shortly thereafter. Engraved by L. Smith with lettering by A. Bixet, and published by Charles Lacoste.

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Condition: A

Original color with a hint of toning.

Estimate: $55 - $70

Sold for: $40

Closed on 11/20/2013

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