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Lot 28
By: Henry Abraham Chatelain
Subject: World
Date: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique...

Condition Code: A

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Color: hand color

Size: 17.3 x 13.1 inches
         44.0 x 33.3 cm

    This captivating double hemisphere world map is surrounded by a florid vine pattern with depictions of the sun, moon and a compass rose. The map depicts California as an island with the coastline above stretching nearly to Asia. This map includes a particularly extraordinary version of Terres Australes Inconnues; it is shown across the entire base of the map and is connected to Australia at Terre de Nuyts decouverte lan 1627. There is no sign of New Zealand, or any other Pacific islands. The voyages of Drake, Cavendish, and others are shown and several ships sail the oceans. The Great Wall is shown in China. Below the map are tables of French text listing the nations of the world and geographic terms.

Condition Description: A clean and bright example with a crisp impression on watermarked paper. There is minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

$550.00 - $700.00
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