Auction 142, Lot 38

"Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre Representee en Deux Plan-Hemispheres", Bossuet, Jacques Benigne

Subject: World

Period: 1755 (published)

Publication: Discours sur l'Histoire Universelle…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.5 x 5 inches
16.5 x 12.7 cm

This handsome small world map depicts California as an island, with the Iesso als Ieco landmass stretching nearly to Japan. At the South Pole there are still remnants of Terre Magellanique Australe et Incogneue which nearly connects with a partial coastline of New Zealand. New Guinea is shown in approximately its correct position. The map also shows the short-lived N. Danemarck west of Hudson Bay. It is based on Sanson's pocket atlas map and includes a considerable amount of information for such a small map.

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Condition: B+

A hint of toning and a couple of faint spots in eastern hemisphere.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $110

Closed on 11/28/2012

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