Lot 363 of 431:
Spectacular wall map of Europe, 1761  

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L'Europe divisée selon l'etendue de ses principales parties, et dont les points principaux sont placez sur les observations de Mesrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences

Desnos, Louis-Charles


Chez Desnos



Copper-engraved map, hand-colored, surrounded by pictorial vignettes and engrave text which are not colored; uncolored dedication cartouche, the title is across the top outside the main impression. 89x115 cm (35x45¼") plus title at top, mounted on later linen backing.

Spectacular wall map of Europe, especially notable for the surrounding vignettes, which include whaling in Nova Zemlya; bullfighting in Madrid; pillaging by Tartars; swordplay by Hungarians; cockfighting by the English, etc. etc. OCLC/WorldCat lists only one example of the map, at the Biblioteca Nacional de España.

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Lot Amendments

Some evidence of restoration when mounted, a few mild creases, modest soiling; very good condition.

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