Auction 119, Lot 30

"Planiglobium Terrestre ou Mappe-Monde", Sepp, Jan Christian

Subject: World

Period: 1747 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.9 inches
11.9 x 9.9 cm

This rare miniature map of the world was drawn and engraved by Sepp and published by Arent van Huissteen. The map presents North America with a blank western coast above California. Australia and New Zealand are both only partially formed. A celestial sphere based on the Copernican theory is below the double hemisphere map, balanced by a decorative title cartouche at top.


Condition: B

Some light soil and a couple of minor spots in the map. Ink manuscript date in top blank margin.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/9/2007