Auction 130, Lot 44

"[Lot of 2] Der Erde Nordl: Halbkugel [and] Der Erde Sudl: Halbkugel", Walch, Jean

Subject: World, Polar

Period: 1820 (dated)

Publication: Neuester Schul-Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.3 x 7.3 inches
18.5 x 18.5 cm

Beautifully and heavily engraved pair of hemispheric charts detailing the poles to the Equator. The upper reaches of North America is left blank with an indistinct shoreline. The large blank area of the western U.S. is simply labeled New Albion. In the South Pole the region is entirely blank save for Sandwich Land and a few named islands at about 50° latitude. A nice matched pair of maps of the world on a polar projection.

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Condition: B+

Very nice impression and lovely hand coloring with full margins. Some scattered foxing and/or soiling in blank margin mostly at bottom.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/2/2009

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