Auction 140, Lot 34

"Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale de toutes les Parties du Globe, Corrigee et Augmentee des Decouvertes de Cap. Cook…", Delamarche, Charles Francois

Subject: World

Period: 1804 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15 x 9.3 inches
38.1 x 23.6 cm

This copper engraved map of the world is drawn on Mercator's projection. Considering the scale, there is good detail of major place names, watershed and islands of the world. The map has been updated to illustrate the recent discoveries of Cook, La Perouse, Vancouver, and Mackenzie. Notations in the Arctic discuss recent explorations, and there is good detail of the islands of the Pacific. This map was issued in three versions based on the three legends at top, depicting how the world is divided by religion, skin color, and facial features. This version identifies the four main religions of the world. Title cartouche notes that Delamarche is the successor to Robert de Vaugondy.

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Condition: B+

Light toning along centerfold, with light foxing in blank margins.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $95

Closed on 5/23/2012

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