Auction 121, Lot 23

"Mappe-Monde pour Connoitre les Progres & les Conquestes les Plus Remarquables des Provinces-Unies, ainsy que celles des Compagnies d'Orient et d'Occident, et les Pais quelles Possedent dans l'un et dans l'autre Hemisphere", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: World

Period: 1719 (published)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 13 inches
45.7 x 33 cm

Very handsome, double-hemisphere map of the world. California is shown as an island, and the voyages and discoveries of the Dutch East Indies Company and other explorers are shown and described in French text surrounding the map. The Great Wall is shown in China, and the incomplete coasts of Australia and New Zealand are shown in the South Pacific. The map is beautifully decorated with ships, a medallion and a female figure seated within a surround holding a horn of plenty with a staff and guarded by a lion representing Holland.

References: Shirley #447.

Condition: A

Light damps stain at right and left margins, well away from map. Couple of faint spots, still very good..

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $800

Closed on 9/26/2007