Auction 148, Lot 450

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

Subject: Europe

Period: 1739 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.1 x 18.7 inches
58.7 x 47.5 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: A

A nice impression with original color on sturdy paper. There are some shadows that appear in the image that are caused by our scanner, and do not appear on the map itself.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/19/2014

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