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Auction 92, Lot 343

"Lot of 64 Maps and Engravings",

Subject: Africa

Period: 1748-49 (published)

Publication: Allgemeiner Historie der Reisen zu wasser und Lande…

Color: Black & White

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64 copper engravings from this German travel book. Include numerous folding maps by Bellin all with decorative cartouches and compass roses. The plates depicting animals, instruments, forts, and villages are also finely engraved with borders and cartouches. All with damp stains, tears, and some with paper loss. Needs significant cleaning, but there are some lovely maps and plates in the group worth salvaging.


Condition: D

Estimate: $50 - $60

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/13/2000