Auction 116, Lot 40

"[Lot of 2] Map of the World Shewing the Tracks of the U.S. Exploring Expedition in 1838, 39, 40, 41 & 42 [and] Map Illustrative of the Currents and Whaling Grounds", Wilkes, Charles

Subject: World

Period: 1849 (circa)

Publication: Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition…

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.3 x 8.4 inches
28.7 x 21.3 cm

This pair of maps is from the last all-sail naval mission to completely encircle the globe. The first map shows the track of the expedition. The second is a nice thematic map showing the whaling grounds throughout the world.

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Condition: A+

Both maps are clean and bright. They have been professionally encapsulated in Mylar sleeves.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/20/2006

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