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Auction 166, Lot 402

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

Subject: Britain

Period: 1766 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12.4 x 11.3 inches
31.5 x 28.7 cm
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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

On watermarked paper with light soiling along the sheet's edges, well away from map image.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/14/2018