Catalog Archive
Auction 151, Lot 359

"Guayane, Terre Ferme, Isles Antilles, et Nlle. Espagne", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean

Period: 1766 (dated)

Publication: Atlas General et Elementaire

Color: Hand Color

20.2 x 14.4 inches
51.3 x 36.6 cm

Extremely decorative map showing the southern part of North America and the northern part of South America, but focusing on Mexico, Central America and the West Indies. The map itself (10 x 9") has a decorative title cartouche but is then surrounded by an elaborate frame with cherubs studying geography and astronomy. Panels of French text at sides. The map and outside frame were printed from two separate plates and the text was pasted in place for the specific issue of the atlas.


Condition: A

Original color on watermarked paper with a short split on bottom fold, just touching outside border. There are some stains confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 11/19/2014