Auction 89, Lot 144

"Carte Reduite de l'Ocean Occidental",

Subject: Atlantic

Period: 1742 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
30.5 x 20.5 inches
77.5 x 52.1 cm

Very attractive sea chart of the Atlantic, north of the equator with good coastal detail. Typical of the strong engraving and thick sturdy paper of the great French survey. Fleur-de-lis, rhumb lines, and pleasing color make this a handsome chart. Two worm tracks have been filled, but do not detract from the map. Couple of small tears and bottom split confined to the margins, else very fine.

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Condition: B

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/8/1999

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