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Auction 100, Lot 39

"Physikalische Wandkarte Der Erde in Mercator's Projection…", Perthes, Justus

Subject: World

Period: 1874 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

59 x 43 inches
149.9 x 109.2 cm
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Superb nineteenth century wall map, issued in eight sheets and presented in a fine, paper-covered board portfolio, complete with original label and 12 page booklet (German text). The map is a beautifully rendered, full-color lithograph showing the topography, ocean currents, geology, and population centers. Several insets: compass rose, double hemisphere world map, world on polar projections, several celestial diagrams, and a splendid chart of the relative heights of the world's mountains. 8 sheets, 14.7" x 21.5" each section; map would be 59 x 43" if assembled.


Condition: A+

Both map and portfolio in near mint condition. Previous owner's bookplate and manuscript identification number on map title and portfolio.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/12/2002