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Auction 118, Lot 13

"[Lot of 5] North America [together with] South America [and] Asia [and] Africa [and] Europe", Walker, John

Subject: Continents

Period: 1790 (circa)

Publication: Elements of Geography

Color: Black & White

8.5 x 7 inches
21.6 x 17.8 cm

Nice matched set of copper engraved maps of the continents. Each map has a very elaborate, imaginative vignette serving as the title cartouche. The North America sheet names Texas as Cenis, with most of the West labeled Unknown. The region of California is New Albion. The map of Africa features elephants, zebras, and large cats in the vignettes. The map of Asia extends to show the northern portion of New Holland.


Condition: B

All toned, mostly evenly with a few foxing spots.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/6/2007