Auction 125, Lot 39

"Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale de toutes les parties du Globe, corrigee et augmentee des Decouvertes du Cap. Cook, de celles de la Perouse en 1801, de Vancouver, de Mackensie en 1802, auxquelles sont ajoutees celles faites dans la Mer du Sud…", Delamarche, Charles Francois

Subject: World

Period: 1795 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.3 x 9.4 inches
38.9 x 23.9 cm

This copper engraved map of the world is drawn on Mercator's projection. Considering the scale, there is good detail of political boundaries, watershed and islands of the world. Notations in the Arctic discuss recent explorations. Outline coloring reflects the color of the inhabitants. Good detail of the islands of the Pacific. Title cartouche notes that Delamarche is the successor to Robert de Vaugondy.

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Condition: B+

Just a few light spots, otherwise a near fine example. Original hand coloring in outline and crisp impression.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/24/2008

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