Auction 114, Lot 667

"[Lot of 2] The Pacific Ocean [and] Polynesia or Islands in the Pacific Ocean", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: Pacific Ocean

Period: 1840 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.5 x 12.2 inches
39.4 x 31 cm

Pair of great maps of the Pacific. First shows the entire ocean with the coastlines of North and South America (Prince of Wales Island to Tierra del Fuego) and in Asia from Russia and Korea to New Zealand. Second is an interesting sheet with numerous inset maps of the islands, each with great detail. This is one of the few maps available with details of even the tiniest islands. Both enclosed in keyboard style borders.

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Condition: A

Minor toning in margins.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $200

Closed on 3/1/2006

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