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Auction 168, Lot 687

"Oceanie", Garnier, Francis Marie Joseph

Subject: South Pacific Ocean

Period: 1860 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Spheroidal & Universel de Geographie

Color: Hand Color

27.8 x 19.6 inches
70.6 x 49.8 cm

This striking map centers on Oceania but extends to include China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, a number of Pacific islands, Hawaii, and a stretch of the western coast of North America. A key at bottom left identifies English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Portuguese possessions as well as independent Malaysian states. There is a decorative title cartouche at bottom right. The map is surrounded by a keyboard-style border. Printed in Paris by Sarazin.

Garnier's Atlas Spheroidal & Universel de Geographie is quite rare and sought-after for its elegant hand coloring, precise engraving, and decorative maps.


Condition: B+

There is light offsetting of the title cartouche and minor scattered foxing.

Estimate: $80 - $100


Closed on 6/6/2018