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Auction 91, Lot 219

"Les Isles Britanniques ou sont le Royaumes d'Angleterre…",

Subject: Britain

Period: 1738 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau

Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 18.2 inches
57.2 x 46.2 cm

Striking map of the British Isles with De l'Isle's characteristic crisp style and topographical detail. Issued by Covens and Mortier. The large title cartouche incorporates figures and sea monsters and is surmounted by Neptune. Another cartouche contains five distance scales. Mat burn in margins and on verso with remnants of masking tape on verso where it was previously mounted. The map image itself is generally clean and the engraving is very crisp.


Condition: B

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/14/2000