Auction 127, Lot 788

"Die Viti-oder Fiji-Inseln", Petermann, Augustus Herman

Subject: South Pacific Ocean

Period: 1869 (dated)

Publication: Geographische Mittheilung

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16 x 10 inches
40.6 x 25.4 cm

With typically fine engraving, this German produced chart shows remarkable detail throughout. There is a small amount of hand coloring in outline. A large number of islands in the archipelago are shown; locates Fiji, Labasa and all of the lesser islands including the Lau Group. Two distance scales. Inset at upper left is of the vicinity of Hamburg, Germany for an unknown reason.

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Condition: A+

Fine impression and full margins.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $50

Closed on 2/25/2009

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