Auction 114, Lot 26

"Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre", Luyts, Jans

Subject: World

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.2 x 8 inches
31 x 20.3 cm

This uncommon double hemisphere map is beautifully decorated with clouds at top and allegorical representations of the continents at bottom. The graceful banner-style title cartouche attributes Sanson as the map's originator. California is shown as an island, the Great Lakes are beginning to take shape, Terre de Iesso stretches between Asia and North America, there is a bit of Nouvelle Zeelande that connects to Terre Magellanique, and Australia (Nouvelle Hollande) is only partly mapped.

References: Shirley #553.

Condition: A

Sharp impression, overall very clean with a couple of very tiny spots.

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $550

Closed on 3/1/2006

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