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Auction 100, Lot 36

"The World, on Mercator's Projection", Betts, John

Subject: World

Period: 1840 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

30 x 17.5 inches
76.2 x 44.5 cm
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Large colorful map of the world with the route of Bett's voyage clearly marked. Several recent discoveries in Antarctica are noted with the dates 1833 and 1839. The map is beautifully hand colored in outline and included good detail, particularly of the islands throughout the world. Dissected and mounted on original linen. Folding into original embossed cloth covered boards.


Condition: B

Minor surface soil. Covers faded and shelf worn.

Estimate: $475 - $550


Closed on 9/12/2002