Auction 123, Lot 36

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

Subject: World

Period: 1729 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.5 x 6.5 inches
21.6 x 16.5 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, only 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.

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Condition: B

There is some minor surface soil, mostly in margins and a repaired tear entering text at bottom left.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/20/2008

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