Auction 112, Lot 44

"The World", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1850 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

25.7 x 18.6 inches
65.3 x 47.2 cm

A most unusual and rarely seen double hemispheric map of the world surrounded by engraved vignettes. Along the top are 28 portraits of people titled "Principle Varieties of the Human Race," with each type named. Along the bottom are 39 full portraits titled "Female Costumes of Different Parts of the World," each numbered and keyed to a list of names. Other vignettes along the sides show pyramids, elephants, Greek ruins, etc. At center is a nice engraving of the lighthouse at Alexandria. A most unusual issue that apparently has not been on the market in the past twenty years.


Condition: B

A little toning, mostly along one fold. Issued folding, apparently into covers - with small remnants of board still attached to verso.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/28/2005