Auction 116, Lot 33

"Mappe Monde ou Carte Generale de l'Univers sur une Projection Nouvelle d'une Sphere Ovale pour Mieux Entendre les Distances entre l'Europe et Amerique avec le Tour du Monde du Lieut. Cook et Tous les Decouvertes Nouvelles …", Lotter, Mathias Albrecht

Subject: World

Period: 1782 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
37 x 18.8 inches
94 x 47.8 cm

Very large and impressive map on an oval projection based on D'Anville's wall map of 1761 and updated to include the recent discoveries of Captain Cook. This map was published to coincide with the publicity over Cook's circumnavigations and is one of the best maps to show Cook's three voyages in great detail. Engraved by George Frederic Lotter. Two sheets joined.

References:

Condition: B

Some toning along folds, else very good with fine original color.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,300

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 9/20/2006

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