Auction 112, Lot 43

"Europe Asie et Afrique Anciennes et Modernes pour l'Intelligence de la Geographie comparee", Guthrie, William

Subject: World

Period: 1790 (circa)

Publication: Atlas universel, pour la geographie

Color: Hand Color

18 x 9 inches
45.7 x 22.9 cm

Copper engraved world map on Mercator's Projection with the interior of the continents mostly blank except for ancient realms located in the Old World. The geography of the continental outlines is up-to-date with Tasmania still attached to Nouvel Hollande. A boldly engraved and handsome comparative chart with title in block-style cartouche.


Condition: A

Dark impression and fine later coloring. Issued folding, now pressed. A few marginal stains away from map image.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/28/2005