Auction 117, Lot 33

"Hemisphere Meridional pour voir plus distinctement les Terres Australes…", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Southern Hemisphere

Period: 1714 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Geographique et Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18 x 18 inches
45.7 x 45.7 cm

Delisle's important map depicting the Southern Hemisphere and showing the tracks of the explorers and circumnavigators around the southern oceans including Magellan in 1520, Abel Tasman in 1642, and Edmund Halley in 1698-1700. The map provides very good detail, particularly of the explorations and discoveries in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

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Condition: B

Sound paper, nice impression and coloring, but with scattered foxing. Two large and spectacular watermarks.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/6/2006

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