Auction 121, Lot 31

"[Lot of 2] Northern Hemisphere [and] Southern Hemisphere", Burr, David H.

Subject: World

Period: 1836 (dated)

Publication: Burr's New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.3 x 10.3 inches
26.2 x 26.2 cm

A nice pair of first edition copper engraved, hand colored maps that were copyrighted, engraved and printed by the firm of Illman & Pillbrow, in 1836. These are plates 3 and 4 of Burr's atlas, and show numerous place names, rivers, and more. The Southern Hemisphere shows just a hint of Antarctica, here named South Shetland.

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Condition: A

A little foxing at lower left in margin, the engraved area is mostly very good with full color and bright impression. The map has full, original margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/26/2007

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