Auction 139, Lot 44

"The World on Mercators Projection", Rees, Abraham

Subject: World

Period: 1806 (circa)

Publication: The Cyclopaedia, or Universal Dictionary…

Color: Black & White

16 x 9.5 inches
40.6 x 24.1 cm

This world map on Mercator's projection is centered on the Atlantic Ocean, and excludes both polar regions. The Pacific Northwest and most of Canada, Africa and Australia is largely blank. An unusual feature of the map is that portions of Australia and Asia are redundantly shown at left and right with slightly different configurations. Engraved by Gideon Fairman.

References: Phillips (A) #711.

Condition: A

There are narrow side margins but adequate for framing purposes.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/15/2012