Auction 114, Lot 48

"[Lot of 2] Carte des Deux Regions Polaires jusqu'au 45me Degre de Latitude [and] Carte de la Region Polaire Antarctique", Various

Subject: Polar

Period: 1780 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

See Description

First is a double hemisphere that measures approximately 10.5 x 6.5". It is on a full sheet with generous margins. The map was published in Buffon's Histoire Naturelle. The latter is an anonymous chart of the south pole. It measures approximately 5.5 x 6" and also has original margins. Two nice charts that show explorers' routes and geographical understanding of the area at the time.


Condition: A

Very light toning along folds in former and few spots outside of hemisphere in latter. Both with original outline coloring.

Estimate: $100 - $120

Sold for: $70

Closed on 3/1/2006