Auction 126, Lot 42

"[Lot of 2] Mappemonde ou sont Traccees les Nouvelles Decouvertes [verso] L'Europe / La France [and] L'Amerique Meridionale / L'Amerique Septentrionale [verso] L'Asie / L'Afrique", Brion de la Tour, Louis

Subject: World & Continents

Period: 1770 (circa)

Publication: Etrennes Interessantes des Quatre Parties du Monde

Color: Black & White

7 x 3 inches
17.8 x 7.6 cm

A nice set of miniature maps on two sheets, each measuring 8.7" x 3.7". One sheet has on one side the double hemisphere world map; on the verso in two panels are the map of Europe and one of France. On the second sheet are four maps, each in its own border; on one side is Asia and Africa, with North American and South America on the other side. The world map shows the island of Van Diemen attached to the mainland. The map of North America labels the West as New Albion and Nouveau Mexique. An uncommon miniature set that is not in either King reference and for which we find no prior sales information.


Condition: A

Each is beautifully engraved with a fine, dark impression. Small tear enters the Caribbean with repair on map of Asia on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/3/2008