Auction 102, Lot 30

"[Set of 6 - World on Gnomic Projection]", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: World

Period: 1832 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.5 x 10.5 inches
26.7 x 26.7 cm

Complete set of six maps covering the world on a Gnomic Projection. The first four (No. 1, 2, 3, 4) show Africa, the Americas, the Pacific and Asia. The map of the Americas shows the United States extending outward to Oregon, but not including California yet. They are centered at the equator and extend to about latitude North/South 45 degrees. The other two maps are polar projections (No. 5 & 6). All with great detail, fine outline coloring and keyboard style borders. A nice matched set published by Baldwin & Cradock.

References:

Condition: B

Some faint marginal damp stains barely intruding into maps, foxing, and a couple of punctures in margins, not affecting maps..

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/5/2003

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