Auction 107, Lot 25

"Mappe Monde Suivant la Projection des Cartes Reduites", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: World

Period: 1778 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15.4 x 9.5 inches
39.1 x 24.1 cm

Handsome world map on Mercator's projection. Most of the Northwest region in North America is blank except for a notation and hint of the possible Northwest Passage and discoveries of Admiral de Fonte. The island of Tasmania is still connected to Australia. Decorative title cartouche.

References: Pedley #15.

Condition: A

Dark impression on thick paper with later full coloring.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/9/2004