Auction 112, Lot 41

"The World from the Best Authorities", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1770 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

15 x 8 inches
38.1 x 20.3 cm

Nice double hemisphere with central oval title cartouche. The coastline of New Zealand is fully delineated, Tasmania is still attached to Australia, no sign of Antarctica except for Bouvet's Cape Circumcision. Numerous Pacific islands are named and located. Western North America is labeled New Albion and includes the West River and Pikes Lake. The United States extends only to the Mississippi River. The Aleutian chain is a large land mass extending west from the Alaskan mainland.


Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed. Later color.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/28/2005