Auction 149, Lot 415

"L'Europe Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences et Quelques Autres; & sur les Memoires les Plus Recens", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Europe

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.9 x 18.9 inches
58.2 x 48 cm

Large, attractive map of Europe, including Iceland and the Mediterranean, based on the geography of Guillaume Delisle. The German Empire dominates all of central Europe, Poland takes in all of northeastern Europe, and the Turkish Empire occupies all of southeastern Europe. Fine decorative title cartouche. Alternative title above neatline at top: "Nova Europe Descriptio in Regna & Regiones Praecipuas Divisae, ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis."


Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with minor soiling, a crease adjacent to centerfold at bottom, and a professionally repaired tear that just enters neatline at bottom.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/21/2014