Auction 140, Lot 41

"Mappemonde", Vuillemin, Alexander A.

Subject: World

Period: 1856 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
29 x 17.5 inches
73.7 x 44.5 cm

This is a nice double-hemisphere map of the world centered on the Pacific Ocean with the Western Hemisphere on the right. There is good detail of the islands in the Pacific Ocean and the coastline of Australia. Alaska is noted as Amerique Russe and the Pacific Northwest is labeled the Oregon District. Below the hemispheres is an attractive celestial chart titled Systeme Planetaire showing the planetary orbits in the solar system.

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Condition: B

There are a couple of 1" separations along the centerfold, which have been closed on verso with archival tape along with a few abrasions.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $75

Closed on 5/23/2012

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