Auction 137, Lot 48

"Mappemonde a l'Usage de l'Instruction Par Guillaume Delisle et Phileppe Buache…", Dezauche, J. A.

Subject: World

Period: 1798 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

26.5 x 18 inches
67.3 x 45.7 cm

Dezauche, the successor to the Delisle cartographic firm, issued this impressive large double hemisphere map based upon the work of both Delisle and Bauche. The map shows well formed continents with the latest discoveries described in the cartouche at bottom. The western portion of North America is still largely blank but Alaska is shown in a rudimentary shape based on the discoveries of Captain Cook. Austalia and New Zealand also reflect the discoveries of Captain Cook, whose routes are traced throughout the map, including several landfalls in Antarctica. The large title is in ribbon form, with a sun and clouds covering the upper portion of the map, and a decorative advertisement cartouche at bottom with the date from the French Republican calendar, An 9 (1798). Dissected and mounted on original linen.


Condition: A

The original outline color is slightly faded. There is some uniform light toning and some minor soiling, else fine.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/14/2011