Auction 140, Lot 35

"Mappe-Monde Dressee Suivant les Nouvelles Relations…", Robert de Vaugondy/Delamarche

Subject: World

Period: 1804 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
29 x 18.8 inches
73.7 x 47.8 cm

Fifth state of this attractive double hemisphere world first issued in 1749. The map has been updated with information, particularly the additional discoveries of Cook, La Perouse, Vancouver, and Mackensie to the year 1802 as noted in the supplementary cartouche. With these discoveries now reflected in the map, we no longer see the notion of a Northwest Passage. However, much of the inland Pacific Northwest is still relatively blank. The tracks of explorations and trade routes are shown in detail throughout. The large title cartouche is draped with a garland of flowers. Originally by the Robert de Vaugondy family, this map was reissued by their successor, Charles Francois Delamarche.

References: cf. Pedley #6.

Condition: B+

Outline color on watermarked paper, with an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 4" into map image at bottom. There are some small worm tracks that have been professionally repaired, with a minute amount of map border in facsimile.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 5/23/2012

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