Auction 134, Lot 31

"Le Globe Terrestre Represente en Deux Plans-Hemispheres…", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: World

Period: 1729 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.3 x 6.3 inches
21.1 x 16 cm

This delicately engraved double hemisphere world map features the island of California and a Northwest Passage. There is little interior detail with only major nations named. Ter. de Jesso appears off the east coast of Asia, Australia is incomplete and still attached to New Guinea, only the west coast of New Zealand appears, and there is still a partial coastline for Terres Australes. Decorative title cartouche and French text surrounds the map. Complete with the descriptive text page from the atlas.

References:

Condition: A

A very good example. A little soiling or foxing in blank margins. The text page is fine (A+).

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/1/2010

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