Auction 102, Lot 38

"[Set of 6] Mappe Monde [and] Amerique Septentrionale [and] Amerique Meridionale [and] L'Europe [and] Asie [and] Afrique", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: World and Continents

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Methode Abrege et Facile Pour Apprendre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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Nice set of six maps. The double-hemisphere world map shows the outline of Australia, as well as New Zealand. North America locates New Albion on the Pacific Northwest coast, as well as Indian tribes and colonial claims. South America is shown with some topographical detail, as well as the Amazon and La Plata Rivers. The map of Europe shows country divisions, as well as the major cities. Asia is well detailed for such as small map, with depictions of the mountain ranges and rivers and towns from Russia to New Guinea. The map of Africa locates the source of the Nile a bit too far north, with some notations of topography. Dimensions of continents are: 6.25 x 5.5", world map is 10.5 x 5.5".

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Condition: B

Delicately colored maps on laid paper, with some toning. Folds as issued, scattered foxing, occasional tape on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $425

Closed on 3/5/2003

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