Auction 101, Lot 31

"[World]", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1754 (published)

Publication: Florian Dalham's Institutiones Physicae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11 x 7 inches
27.9 x 17.8 cm

An unusual and interesting map featuring two separate hemispheres superimposed over a scene of Vesuvius erupting. The map shows the Island of California, Terra Esonis and Terra Australis and two coastlines in the South Pacific named Nova Zeelandia. Three vignettes above; a native of Kamchatka, Niagara Falls, and a native fisherman of Greenland.

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Condition: A

Light overall toning with a few foxing spots in margins.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/4/2002

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