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Auction 116, Lot 29

"De Werelt Caart", Danckerts/Wetstein

Subject: World

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 14.3 inches
50.8 x 36.3 cm
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Handsome double hemisphere map derived from French sources of information. The tributaries of the Mississippi are depicted, California is an island, Australia is nearly complete, except the eastern and southern coast, and there are partial coastlines of Van Diemen's Land, New Zealand and Quiri Regio. In the four corners of the map are astronomical diagrams with explanations in Dutch text, and at center are north and south polar projections. This is a later edition with Danckert's imprint replaced by those of R. & G. Wetstein and William Smith in Amsterdam and Samuel Luchtmans in Leiden. Blank verso.

References: cf Shirley #615.

Condition: B

Dark impression. Small stain at top center and a bit of light soil. Two small holes on either side of the neatline at the right.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500


Closed on 9/20/2006