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Auction 102, Lot 318

"Carte de l'Ancien Continent … Cap de Bonne Esperance", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: Eastern Hemisphere

Period: 1822 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

7 x 8.8 inches
17.8 x 22.4 cm

Unusual map showing a north-south axis at an oblique angle to the continents. The map shows Africa, Europe and Asia from Russia to the Cape of Good Hope. It appears to be a later issue of the 1749 edition included in Buffon's Histoire Naturelle.

References: Pedley #16.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened. Minor offsetting, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $80 - $100


Closed on 3/5/2003