Auction 110, Lot 22

"Plan de l'Histoire universelle, oul'on voit les quatre Monarchies du Monde, et tous les Anciens Etats aussi bien que ceux qui subsistent aujourdhuy", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: World

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.2 x 13 inches
43.7 x 33 cm

This is a very interesting map with a unique composition showing the entire world but emphasizing the Old World. The main map depicts the Eastern Hemisphere, into which is inset a smaller Western Hemisphere with the Island of California. The map shows the extents of the Roman and Alexander the Great's empires. Below the map are vignettes depicting the seven wonders of the ancient world. Tables of French text surround the entire map.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 3/2/2005

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