Auction 151, Lot 554

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"[Lot of 2] Grece Ancienne [and] La Laconie, la Messenie et l'Ile de Cythere",

Subject: Greece

Period: 1812-20 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

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A. Grece Ancienne, by Conrad Malte-Brun, from Precis de la Geographie Universelle..., circa 1812 (11.8 x 8.6"). This appealing map centers on the Aegean Sea and shows the extent of ancient Greece. Historical regions, rivers, mountains, and towns and cities are named. The title cartouche is a classical Greek structure complete with columns. Engraved by Jean Baptiste Marie Chamouin and drawn by Giraldon. Condition: Original outline color with a few faint, unobtrusive spots.

B. La Laconie, la Messenie et l'Ile de Cythere, by Anonymous, circa 1820 (8.3 x 5.9"). This striking map of the Peloponnesian Peninsula shows mountains, roads, political divisions, rivers, and towns and cities. The Messenian, Laconian, and Argolic gulfs are featured, as is the island of Cythera. Condition: A crisp impression with original color and a few insignificant spots.

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Condition: A

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Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $30

Closed on 11/19/2014

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