Auction 122, Lot 22

"Mappe-Monde avec la Route que les Fregates le Duc & la Duchesse ont suivie pou faire le Tour du Globe depuis 1708 jusqu'en 1711", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1712 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.6 x 6.4 inches
29.5 x 16.3 cm

Uncommon map of the world that shows California as an island and traces the route of Capt. Woodes Rogers in his voyages of 1708-11 on the ships the Duke and Duchess. English merchants, long harassed by pirates in the Pacific seas, hired Rogers to retaliate by attacking and looting the rich Spanish ships on the Pacific coast -- he was very successful in this enterprise, and even rescued the castaway Alexander Selkirk off of Juan Hernandez Island along the way.


Condition: B

A sound example with folds as issued. The binding trim at left follows the neatline for 1". A little faint offsetting and a printer's crease on the right.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/5/2007