Auction 104, Lot 34

"Introduction a la Geographie de la Corespondance du Globe Terrestre ou Mappe-Monde avec la Sphere Celeste par les Cercles, les Lignes, et les Points…", Desnos, Louis Charles

Subject: World

Period: 1766 (dated)

Publication: Atlas ou Recueil…

Color: Hand Color

26.7 x 17.7 inches
67.8 x 45 cm

Large and boldly engraved double hemispheric map with California as an Island. Decorated with three armillary spheres, a crest and long descriptive notes at top. The hemispheres contain numerous notes and comments while detail inland is rudimentary.

References: Phillips (A) 5979-4.

Condition: B

Dark impression with original coloring and wide margins. Some roughness along edge, very light water stain into top, two tiny holes in ocean with old repairs, else very good.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200


Closed on 9/10/2003