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Auction 188, Lot 353

"Nouvelle Carte de l'Europe, Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences a Paris", Leth, Hendrik de

Subject: Europe

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas Geographique & Historique...

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 6.1 inches
19.8 x 15.5 cm
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A handsome small map of Europe outlining countries and showing major cities and rivers. For his Nouvel Atlas, Leth made close copies of Jacques Chiquet's maps published in Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas in 1719, although this map appears to be a different composition with a nearly rectangular Iceland and updated political boundaries.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.LETH-1a.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with contemporary outline color, issued folding with a couple of minor extraneous creases, light toning along the folds, and short fold separations that have been archivally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 6/22/2022