Auction 106, Lot 27

"Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale de la Terre, Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: World

Period: 1740 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.2 x 8.9 inches
33.5 x 22.6 cm

Interesting double hemisphere world map surrounded by medallion portraits of important explorers, including Columbus, La Salle, Magellan, Drake, Pere Tachard, Dampier, Vespucci, Marco Polo and Schouten. California is depicted as an Island, the Great Lakes are not completely formed; nor are Australia, New Zealand and the northeast coast of Asia.

References: Shirley #601.

Condition: B

Faint offsetting. Close trimmed at left with a short binding tear, repaired.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 3/3/2004

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