Auction 103, Lot 30

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

Subject: World

Period: 1821 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

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.


Condition: A+

Crisp impression and delicate color.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/11/2003