Auction 157, Lot 423

"Carte delle Isole Malouine dette dagl' Inglesi Isole Falkland", de la Rue, Philippe

Subject: Falkland Islands

Period: 1775 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.6 x 8.8 inches
34.5 x 22.4 cm

This is a rare Italian edition of La Rue's chart of the Falkland islands, originally published in 1771. The simple chart shows only a partial outline of the western island and identifies only a few place names. The map is decorated with a simple title cartouche, rhumb lines, and a fleur-de-lys.

References: cf. Fordham (MCC-11) #18.

Condition: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper with a faint damp stain in blank margin at top left.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/4/2016

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