Auction 98, Lot 264

"L'Europe Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences et quelqes autres; et sur les memoires les plus recens", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Europe

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 18.7 inches
58.4 x 47.5 cm

Large, attractive map of Europe, including Iceland, and the Mediterranean. Based on the geography of Guillaume Delisle. The German Empire dominates all of central Europe, Poland takes in all of Eastern Europe, and the Turkish Empire occupies all of southeastern Europe. Fine decorative title cartouche. Alternative title at top "Nova Europe Descriptio in Regna & Regiones Praecipuas Divisae, ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis."

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Condition: A

Expert repair of centerfold with freshened original color.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $475

Closed on 3/6/2002

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