Auction 119, Lot 21

"Plan de l'Histoire universelle, oul'on voit les quatre Monarchies du Monde, et tous les Anciens Etats aussi bien que ceux qui subsistent aujourdhuy", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: World

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.3 x 13.2 inches
43.9 x 33.5 cm

The unique composition of this very interesting map shows the entire world but emphasizes the Old World. The main map depicts the Eastern Hemisphere, into which is inset a smaller Western Hemisphere with the island of California. The map shows the extents of the Roman Empire and Alexander the Great's Empire. Below the map are vignettes depicting the seven wonders of the ancient world. Tables of French text surround the entire map.

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Condition: A+

Sharp impression and lovely color.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 5/9/2007

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