Catalog Archive
Auction 110, Lot 28

"Mappe Monde qui comprend les Nouvelles decouvertes faites jusqu'a ce jour", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: World

Period: 1748 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12 x 9 inches
30.5 x 22.9 cm
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Charming double hemisphere map with the female representations of the continents adorning each corner. The Northwest part of North America is nearly blank except for a complex river and lake system alluding to a Northwest Passage. Nouvelle Hollande is shown with the known coastlines connected between the mainland, Tasmania and New Guinea, creating an oddly shaped landmass.


Condition: A

Light soil in margins.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $425

Closed on 3/2/2005