Auction 124, Lot 397

"Orbis Veteribus Noti Tabula Nova", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Eastern Hemisphere

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15 x 15 inches
38.1 x 38.1 cm

This fine map of the Eastern Hemisphere is presented in Delisle's scientific style without decorations. In Asia, Japan is joined with a large island labeled Terra Incognita. Australia is beginning to take shape with Tasman's discoveries shown. This is a later edition engraved by I. Stemmers Jr.

References:

Condition: B+

Issued folded, now pressed. There is a faint stain in the map and some tiny, repaired worm holes at left. Paper has been added to the binding trim, at left, to better facilitate framing.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/7/2008

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