Auction 135, Lot 32

"Mappe-Monde Suivant la Projection des Cartes Reduites", Chanlaire & Mentelle

Subject: World

Period: 1798 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique et Politique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.8 x 12.6 inches
42.7 x 32 cm

Very finely engraved world map drawn on Mercator's Projection. The map features the explorations of Bougainville and Cook with the routes delineated and dated. The northern regions of Canada and Greenland are left open-ended with Greenland connected to the mainland. Antarctica is virtually empty with only a few glaciers noted and the Terre de Sandwick called out.

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Condition: B+

Very crisp impression with original hand coloring on a sheet with wide, original margins. No flaws except two small mirrored stains at center.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/16/2011

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