Auction 139, Lot 40

"Mappe Monde ou Description Generale du Globe Terrestre Suivant les Observations de Messieurs de l Academie Royale des Sciences", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1735 (circa)


Color: Black & White

8.3 x 5.5 inches
21.1 x 14 cm

This charming little double-hemisphere map depicts an early 18th century view of the world based on the cartography of Delisle. Although California is depicted in a peninsular formation, the northwestern coast of North America is left entirely blank. Only the western half of Australia's (Nouvelle Hollande) coastline is shown, and it is shown attached to New Guinea. New Zealand is partly illustrated but is not named. In the north Pacific Japan is attached to a large Yedo, with the hint of another landmass just to the east.


Condition: A

Issued folding, with faint toning in blank margins and a minor paper flaw just below title at right.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/15/2012