Auction 160, Lot 505

"Le Danemark Divise par Provinces, et Dioceses sous une Metropole", Brion de la Tour, Louis

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1766 (dated)

Publication: Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire

Color: Hand Color

22.1 x 15.9 inches
56.1 x 40.4 cm

Finely engraved map from one of the most decorative French atlases of the 18th Century. Extends to show all islands including Bornholm and includes most of Schleswig-Holstein. Decorative rococo-style cartouche. The map (10 x 9.2") is surrounded in an elaborate baroque-style border engraved by J. Aveline featuring cherubs using globes and cartographic instruments and flanked by panels of French text.


Condition: B+

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with faint damps stains along the edges of the sheet and the centerfold.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/16/2016