Auction 101, Lot 32

"A Map of the World, on Mercators Projection", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1755 (published)

Publication: Gentlemen's Magazine

Color: Black & White

Size:
11 x 7 inches
27.9 x 17.8 cm

Jolly called this "a neatly executed map showing the state of discovery with little fanciful speculation." The west coast of North American is labeled New Albian and a note in the Pacific reads "Land discovered in 1741." The British colonies in North America are shown extending to the Pacific. The entire eastern coast of Australia is indicated as unknown by a dotted line and Van Diemens Land is shown connected to the continent. Only the western coast of New Zealand is shown. Cape Circumcision floats alone in the south Atlantic well below the Cape of Good Hope.

References: Jolly GENT-94.

Condition: A

On thick hand laid paper with large and complex watermark. Evenly toned with a couple light spots.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/4/2002

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