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Auction 151, Lot 454

"Les Isles Britanniques, Assujetties aux Observations Astronomiques…", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Britain

Period: 1766 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12.25 x 11 inches
31.1 x 27.9 cm

A decorative and simply detailed map depicting topography with major place names noted. An inset of the Shetland and Orkney islands and three distance scales are also featured. The cartouche is decorated with garland and an anchor with two oars. The beautifully engraved picture-frame border was printed from a separate plate, and was designed in a rococo-style.


Condition: A

A nice impression with original color, just a hint of color offsetting, and a few minor spots of foxing confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $90

Closed on 11/19/2014