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Auction 105, Lot 81

"Hemisphere Occidental", Brion de la Tour, Louis

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1790 (circa)

Publication: Atlas General, Civil, Ecclesiastique et Militaire…

Color: Hand Color

10.2 x 9.2 inches
25.9 x 23.4 cm
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Interesting map showing the voyages of exploration including Mindana, Magellan (erroneously marked 1720), Quires, de la Maire, Tasman, Halley, Anson and those of the Russians in 1741. In North America there is a huge Sea of the West, a Northwest Passage, and an very elongated Alaska. The map is flanked by panels of French text (overall size with text is 19 x 11").


Condition: B

Scattered foxing. Manuscript brown ink inscription on verso with slight show through on map.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/3/2003