Auction 98, Lot 22

"Histoire de la Decouverte des Mondes Nouveau et Inconnu", Brion de la Tour, Louis

Subject: World

Period: 1761-62 (published)

Publication: Atlas Methodique et Elementaire de Geographie et d' Histoire

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 14.5 inches
52.1 x 36.8 cm

This is the issue with the ornamental borders surrounding the text panels. Double hemisphere polar projection. New Zealand just emerging, Tasmania is still attached to Australia, as is New Guinea. A very lovely map.

References: Phillips (A) 628.

Condition: A

Strong engraving and excellent color. One unobtrusive spot in text.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/6/2002

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