Auction 124, Lot 26

"Weltkarte nach den Vorzuglichstein Hulfsmitteln und Neuesten Entdeckungen Verfasst", Mollo, Tranquillo

Subject: World

Period: 1818 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 12.8 inches
43.9 x 32.5 cm

This attractive and unusual map of the world is presented on Mercator's projection. The interesting topography is rather speculative, particularly in the American West where a number of mountain ranges converge at a point named Quelle des Missuri. The shorelines of Australia and New Zealand are fully delineated. There are notes from various explorations throughout the map.


Condition: B+

Original outline color on light blue French paper with a small repaired wormhole in the blank area off the Indian Ocean. The margins have some light soil and a couple binding holes.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 5/7/2008