Auction 119, Lot 34

"Carte du Globe Terrestre ou les Terres de l'Hemisphere Meridl. sont supposees etre Vues a Travers celles de l'Hemisphere Septentl.", Buache/Dezauche

Subject: World - Polar

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.8 x 9.8 inches
32.5 x 24.9 cm

A very unusual map with north and south poles depicted on same sphere, by superimposing one on the other. The Southern Hemisphere landmasses are stipple engraved to distinguish them from the continents of the Northern Hemisphere. North America is shown with a huge Sea of the West and probable Northwest Passage.

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Condition: A

Nice impression and original color. Folded, as issued with faint damp stains along horizontal fold, mostly in wide margins.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/9/2007

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