Auction 104, Lot 32

"Mappa Mundi Generalis ad emendatiora exempla adhuc edita", Euler, Leonhard

Subject: World

Period: 1753 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.2 x 12.2 inches
36.1 x 31 cm

A very uncommon map on Mercator's projection made for the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences. The map is quite detailed and includes two large tables of explanation. In North America the Northwest coast is blank and a river provides passage between the Great Lakes and the Pacific. Australia and New Zealand are depicted with partially completed coastlines. A large title cartouche decorates the map and the privilege stamp of the Academy appears above the table on the left.

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Condition: B

Lightly toned with a little scattered foxing, mostly in margins. Remnants of hinge tape in top margin, well away from map.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/10/2003

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