Auction 142, Lot 29

"Mapemonde Planisphere ou Carte Generale du Monde", La Feuille, Daniel de

Subject: World

Period: 1706 (circa)

Publication: Les Tablettes Guerrieres…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.6 x 6 inches
21.8 x 15.2 cm

This small map displays several interesting cartographic myths that were prevalent at the turn of the 18th century. The western hemisphere presents the island of California and a partial outline of Ter de Iesso (Hokkaido) that reaches almost to North America. Australia, New Zealand and the islands of the South Pacific are partially mapped and misshapen, and there is still a huge southern continent labeled Terres Antarctiques.

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Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed on watermarked paper with wide margins and a couple of minor spots.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/28/2012

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