Auction 122, Lot 24

"Mappa Mundi Plani-sphaerica oder Carta Generalis Mundi", Croix, F. de la

Subject: World

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
8.3 x 4.3 inches
21.1 x 10.9 cm

An uncommon little double-hemispherical mapthat shows California as an island. The coastline of Australia is beginning to take shape as Nova Hollandia, and New Guinea is shown with an attachment to a large, amorphous landmass. Antarctica is named, and a large Ter. de Iesso is named off of the northwest coast of North America. Not in McLaughlin.

References:

Condition: B+

A velvety impression on a sheet with faint foxing. The far left margin has a couple wormtracks, well away from the map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/5/2007

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