Auction 126, Lot 31

"Mappe-Monde, ou Carte General du Monde en Deux Plans Hemisphere", Bion, Nicolas

Subject: World

Period: 1728 (dated)

Publication: L'usage des globes celeste et terrestre

Color: Black & White

Size:
10.5 x 6.3 inches
26.7 x 16 cm

Handsome double-hemisphere map presented on Philippe de La Hire's projection. The northwest coast of North America is blank above C. Mendocin. Only the western coastline of New Zealand appears in the South Pacific and Australia is only partially mapped. There is still a partial coastline of the great southern continent, Terres Australies, et Inconnues. The routes of explorers are traced.

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Condition: A

There is some faint offsetting that erases easily, else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/3/2008

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