Auction 114, Lot 14

"[Lot of 5] Mape-Monde Representee en Hemispheres [and] Amerique Septentrionale et Meridionale [and] Afrique [and] Asie [and] l'Europe", Expilly, Jean Joseph Georges, Abbe d'

Subject: World & Continents

Period: 1783 (published)

Publication: Le Geographie Manuel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.6 x 3.7 inches
11.7 x 9.4 cm

Charming set of miniature maps. The world map depicts a strange North America with a large sea protruding into the western coastline and no Baja Peninsula. On the Americas map North America is shown in the more typical format for the period and a small cartouche covers the West Coast with a note concerning the discoveries of Admiral de Fuentes. Sizes vary slightly with the world map being slightly larger (6 x 3.8") than the rest.

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Condition: A

Attractive later color. Couple of small foxing spots in blank margins.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 3/1/2006

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