Auction 151, Lot 452

"Carte Itineraire et Politique d'Europe d'Apres les Derniers Traites de Paix avec les Plans des Principales d'Europe", Maire, N.

Subject: Europe

Period: 1818 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
43.3 x 29.4 inches
110 x 74.7 cm

This large-scale map of Europe depicts the political boundaries subsequent to the Napoleonic Wars. There is also excellent detail of towns of various sizes and roads throughout. The map is adorned with a drape-style title cartouche held aloft by the angel of Fame, blowing her trumpet. Bird's-eye plans of 10 key cities of Europe flank the map, including Paris, London, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Istanbul, Rome, Naples, Madrid, Berlin and Copenhagen. Each of the plans features a note on the city and a numbered key identifying important locations and buildings. The map is dissected into 24 sections and mounted onto linen with green ribbon edging and marbled paper board covers. The map folds into a matching marbled paper slipcase.

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Condition: B+

A very nice example with original outline color, a few tiny spots, and very minor toning along a few folds. The covers and slipcase show light wear and rubbing.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $600

Closed on 11/19/2014

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