Auction 122, Lot 28

"Le Globe Terrestre Represente en Deux Plans-Hemispheres…", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: World

Period: 1729 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.5 x 6.4 inches
21.6 x 16.3 cm

This delicately engraved double hemisphere world map features the island of California and a Northwest Passage. There is little interior detail with only major nations named. Ter. de Jesso appears off the east coast of Asia, Australia is incomplete and still attached to New Guinea, the west coast of New Zealand appears, and there is still a partial coastline for Terres Australes. Decorative title cartouche and French text surrounds the map.

References:

Condition: B

A few faint stains, primarily in the surrounding text.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/5/2007

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