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Auction 182, Lot 454

"L'Europe Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Europe

Period: 1717 (dated)

Publication: L'Atlas Curieux ou le Monde...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.9 x 8.8 inches
32.8 x 22.4 cm

This small map of Europe extends east to the Caspian Sea and south to North Africa. A partial coastline of Greenland appears adjacent to the title cartouche. One line of longitude is shown running through Isle de Fer with a notation that it serves as the prime meridian based on a decree by Louis XIII in 1634. Adorned with a drape-style cartouche and a coat of arms.

References: Pastoureau, FER I D.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened with light soiling, some printer's ink residue in the title cartouche, and a couple of tiny holes at fold intersections. Remargined at right, top, and top left to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 4/28/2021

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