Auction 137, Lot 50

"Mappe-Monde Pour servir au Voyage autour du Monde de Mr. Camille de Roquefeuil, Pendant les Annees 1816, 1817, 1818 et 1819", Roquefeuil, Camille de

Subject: World

Period: 1823 (published)

Publication: Journal d'un Voyage autour du Monde

Color: Hand Color

25 x 14 inches
63.5 x 35.6 cm

This map is from Roquefeuil's book that recounts his voyage to the South Seas and the northwest coast of South America aboard the merchant vessel Le Bordelais. His 36-month expedition was the first world voyage since the end of the French Revolution, and was designed to open new commercial routes. This lovely double-hemisphere map follows Roquefeuil's route around the globe.


Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed. Binding trim at lower-left side margin has been remargined, with small loss of neatline. Backed with Japanese tissue to repair a few minor separations at fold intersections.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/14/2011