Auction 108, Lot 18

"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: 1705 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

13.2 x 9 inches
33.5 x 22.9 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. Engraved by C. Inselin.

References: Shirley #601.

Condition: A+

Fine impression and later color.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $700

Closed on 9/29/2004