Auction 137, Lot 839

"Carte de l'Oceanie Contenant l'Australie la Polynesie et les Iles Asiatiques", Delamarche, Francois Alexander

Subject: South Pacific Ocean

Period: 1838 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 11.5 inches
40.1 x 29.2 cm

This finely engraved chart covers the islands of the South Pacific from Southeast Asia through Hawaii, and from Australia through the Bass Islands. The map is intensely detailed, showing names of islands and island groups, harbors, channels and straits.

References: Tooley (Australia) #386.

Condition: B+

Short separation at lower centerfold repaired with archival material on verso, else very good.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/14/2011