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Auction 105, Lot 30

"Essay d'une Carte Reduite, Contenant les Parties Connuees du Globe Terrestre", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: World

Period: 1748 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

27.5 x 19.7 inches
69.9 x 50 cm
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A very large world chart on Mercator's projection. North America is shown with a Fl. de l' Ouest connecting through a series of rivers and lakes from Lake Superior to the Pacific. The Russian discoveries in the North Pacific show Alaska as an island (I. Unamak). Australia is shown as Nouvelle Hollande with Terre de Diemen linked to the mainland. New Zealand and numerous islands appear in the Pacific. Large, decorative title cartouche and two fine compass roses with rhumb lines make this a very attractive chart. While dated 1748, there is a notation at the Arctic Circle dated 1760, and the geography indicates a published date of circa 1770.


Condition: A

Delicate impression and coloring. On very thick paper with folds, as issued. Slight misfolding at centerfold.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/3/2003