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Auction 118, Lot 27

"Charta Generalis Mundi", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1700 (published)

Publication: Curieusen Hofmeisters. . .

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 6 inches
19.8 x 15.2 cm
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Delightful and uncommon double hemisphere map of the world showing California as an island. This small map is the only one contained in the first volume of F. Neoburgus' Curieusen Hofmeisters... The cartography is similar to a double hemisphere map created by Jans Luyts, with a part of the coastline of Australia shown and named Nova Hollandia. The coastline labeled N. Zealand is confused with a huge, southern continent. This lovely map is decorated with an angel supporting the globe amidst clouds, the moon and a cheerful, smiling sun. Engraved by Andre Sohn, published by Heybey. Not in Shirley.


Condition: B

Sharp impression with folds and narrow margins as issued. Worm tracks filled on verso and not readily visible from the front of the map. Couple of tiny worm tracks in lower, blank margin. One small chip at lower left corner, just shy of neatline.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 3/6/2007