Auction 103, Lot 30

"Mappemonde Physique surla Projection Reduite de Mercator", Brue, Adrien Hubert

Subject: World

Period: 1821 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.8 x 14.2 inches
50.3 x 36.1 cm

Very finely engraved map on Mercator's Projection and centered on the Pacific Ocean. Australia is Nouvelle Hollande and is completely blank in the interior with just a few place names on the coast. Tasmania is separate. Antarctica shows up as a short strip of coast directly below South America and is labeled Nouvelle Shetland. Brue's embossed seal and keyboard-style border.

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Condition: A+

Crisp impression and delicate color.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/11/2003

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