Auction 137, Lot 56

"Planisphere Illustre Indiquant l'Epoque des Grandes Decouvertes, le nom des Navigateurs Les Colonies des Diverses Nations", Vuillemin, Alexander A.

Subject: World

Period: 1857 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

32 x 41 inches
81.3 x 104.1 cm

Very uncommon, large and beautiful engraved map of the world on Mercator's Projection. There are numerous decorative vignettes throughout the map, ranging from whaling ships at sea to armies of horsemen battling across the Sahara. Within the map are detailed views of countries, rivers, sailing routes and other historical information. Ice flows of both the Arctic and Antarctic are graphically portrayed. A large inset shows the relative height of mountains of each continent and a second inset displays the major rivers and their lengths. Linen backed and folding into original slip case with illustrated pastedown title on front cover.


Condition: B+

Beautiful color with some minor toning along the folds and some small separations due to stress, which have been repaired with archival material on verso.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/14/2011