Auction 108, Lot 52

"Carte du Globe Terrestre ou les Terres de l'Hemisphere Meridl. sont supposees etre Vues a Travers celles de l'Hemisphere Septentl.", Buache/Dezauche

Subject: Polar

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.7 x 9.7 inches
32.3 x 24.6 cm

A very unusual map with north and south poles depicted on same sphere by superimposing one on the other. North America is shown with a huge Sea of the West and probable Northwest Passage.

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Condition: A

Original color. Extremely wide margins with a bit of faint foxing.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/29/2004

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