Auction 136, Lot 34

"Mappe-Monde Dressee Suivant les Nouvelles Relations et Assujettie aux Observations Astronomiques…", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: World

Period: 1804 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

28.8 x 18.3 inches
73.2 x 46.5 cm

Fifth state of this attractive double hemisphere world first issued in 1749. The map has been updated with information, particularly the additional discoveries of Cook, to the year 1802 as noted in the supplementary cartouche. With Cook's discoveries now reflected in the map, we no longer see the notion of a Northwest Passage. However, much of the inland Pacific Northwest is still relatively blank. The tracks of explorations and trade routes are shown in detail throughout. The large title cartouche is draped with a garland of flowers.

References: Pedley #6.

Condition: B+

Minor offsetting and a few damp stains in the lower right image, else very good.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/1/2011