Auction 154, Lot 406

"Les Isles Britanniques, Assujetties aux Observations Astronomiques, Combinees avec les Itnineraires tant Ancienes que Modernes", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Britain

Period: 1770 (circa)

Publication: Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.6 x 14.8 inches
52.3 x 37.6 cm

A decorative, simply detailed map depicting topography throughout 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, fishing net, and an anchor with two oars. The map is flanked by two columns of French text and surrounded by a wide rococo-style frame with a military theme. The map (10.2 x 9.2") and decorative border were printed from two separate plates and assembled with the text for this beautiful atlas.

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Condition: B+

Faint toning along centerfold and edges of sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Unsold

Closed on 9/16/2015

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