Lot 23
  • 23

Nolin, Jean Baptiste

Estimate
18,000 - 20,000 GBP
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Description

  • Le Globe terrestre representé en deux plans-hemispheres... dedié a Mgr. L'Abbe Bignon... Paris: Crepy, [1775]
  • paper
1269 x 1615mm., large engraved twin-hemispherical wall-map in 4 sheets joined, laid down, border comprising 16 pictorial vignettes depicting in contemporary terms events from history, allegorical spandrel vignettes, hand-coloured, restored with some loss and areas in facsimile, a few small marginal tears

Literature

cf. Shirley 605

Catalogue Note

ONE OF THE FINEST LARGE-SCALE MAPS EVER PRODUCED, ILLUSTRATING THE ARTISTIC AND GEOGRAPHICAL SKILL OF EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH CARTOGRAPHY.
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