Auction 129, Lot 39

"Mappe Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre", Lattre, Jean

Subject: World

Period: 1790 (circa)

Publication: Petit Atlas Moderne

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.8 x 7 inches
24.9 x 17.8 cm

A charming double hemisphere world map with a decorative title cartouche. New Zealand is fully formed and the outline of Australia nearly complete but Tasmania is still joined to the mainland. In North America, Alaska is shown with approximately the correct shape and the Is Sandwich are shown in the Pacific.

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Condition: B+

Some minor extraneous creases along centerfold and a smudge of soil at lower right, short tears in lower margin.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Unsold

Closed on 9/23/2009

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