Auction 106, Lot 25

"Mappe Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre vu en Concave ou en creux en Deux Hemispheres…", Leth, Hendrik de

Subject: World

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
26 x 17.5 inches
66 x 44.5 cm

A very uncommon world map in hemispheres with six additional hemispheres showing various projections. The entire northwestern coast of North America is completely blank. Australia's western and northern coastlines are delineated but the continent is still connected to New Guinea. Two coastlines appear in the vicinity of New Zealand showing only rudimentary knowledge of region. The tracks of several voyages of exploration are traced, particularly in the South Pacific. Title in handsome double banner across top.

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Condition: B

Unobtrusive, sound repair of tear extending 6.5" into map near centerfold. Some faint uneven toning and reinforced fold.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 3/3/2004

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