Auction 134, Lot 30

"Der Gantze Welt Kreis in Seinen Zwen Grossen Begriffen…", Stridbeck, Johann

Subject: World

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.8 x 5.7 inches
27.4 x 14.5 cm

An interesting pair of miniature maps each with the same title except for the final line, which defines the differences between the maps. The one on the left shows the world per French cartographers, while the other depicts the Dutch version. Both show California as an island, but there are many subtle differences in the maps. A fascinating comparison between the two important schools of the period. Maps are printed side by side on a single, unfolded sheet. Each map has its own plate mark.

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Condition: A+

Printed slightly askew on the paper.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/1/2010

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