Auction 117, Lot 24

"[Lot of 2] Western Hemisphere [and] Eastern Hemisphere", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: World

Period: 1835 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13 x 13 inches
33 x 33 cm

Nice pair of steel engraved maps filled with the detail typical of the society's maps. In the Western Hemisphere, the boundary between the United States and Canada is based on British claims in the Northwest, and the present-day Southwestern states are controlled by Mexico. In the Eastern Hemisphere, Africa and Australia show practically no detail in their interiors. Some of the islands around Antarctica are beginning to appear. Matched pair engraved for the SDUK by J. & C. Walker.


Condition: B

Marginal soil and creases. Paper tape on verso, closing a couple of small tears.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/6/2006