Auction 103, Lot 29

"Map of the World on a New Projection with a Delineation of the Various parts and Phaenomena of the Solar System to facilitate the Principles and Study of Geography and Astronomy.", Martin, Benjamin

Subject: World

Period: 1794 (published)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 12.2 inches
58.4 x 31 cm

Uncommon and very graphic map in twin hemispheres, each surrounded with wide bands containing English text describing the principles of geography and astronomy. The geography is typical for the period with fully formed continents - although Alaska and Australia are still a bit misshapen. Five, uncolored, diagrams surround the map; Saturn's Ring and Five Moons, The Solar System, Jupiter and his Four Moons, Seasons of the Year, and The Solar and Lunar Eclipse. Published by Laurie and Whittle.


Condition: B

Some surface soil along folds. Backed with Japanese tissue, repairing some marginal tears and a fold separation along outside fold.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 6/11/2003