Auction 99, Lot 286

"Karte von Sud-America Verfasst von Herrn d'Anville Geographen des Konigs von Frankreich", Schraembl, Franz Anton

Subject: South America

Period: 1786 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
30 x 47.8 inches
76.2 x 121.4 cm

This huge map is engraved on three separate sheets and provides an extremely detailed view of the continent. The top sheet includes a large inset of the Falkland Islands. The bottom sheet features a very large and beautifully engraved title cartouche depicting the religious conversion of the native people. This is a very uncommon Austrian issue and will be very striking if assembled as a wall map.

References:

Condition: A

Clean and crisp on very sturdy paper, with original color. Minor spots and fold separations in margins. Top and bottom maps have had margins trimmed for assembly and there are some remnants of cello tape on verso that should be removed.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/12/2002

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