Auction 112, Lot 42

"Mappe Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre", Lattre, Jean

Subject: World

Period: 1790 (circa)

Publication: Petit Atlas Moderne

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 7 inches
24.9 x 17.8 cm

A charming double hemisphere world map with a decorative title cartouche. New Zealand is fully formed and the outline of Australia nearly complete but Tasmania is still joined to the mainland. In North America, Alaska is shown with approximately the correct shape and the Is Sandwich are shown in the Pacific.


Condition: B

Some extraneous creases along centerfold and a smudge of soil at lower right.

Estimate: $240 - $275


Closed on 9/28/2005