Auction 99, Lot 377

"Etats de Pologne et de Lithuanie, Divises par Palatinats et Provinces Ecclesiastiques avec le Roiaumede Prusse et le Duche de Curlande", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Poland and Lithuania

Period: 1766 (dated)

Publication: Atlas General, Civil et Ecclesiastique

Color: Hand Color

22 x 15.5 inches
55.9 x 39.4 cm

A splendid map of Poland and Lithuania from one of the most decorative 18th century atlases. The map is surrounded in an elaborate boroque style border featuring cherubs using globes and cartographic instruments and flanked by panels of French text. The map and decorative frame are printed from two separate copper plates and the text is pasted into the reserved space.

References: Phillips (A) #3509-28.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/12/2002