Auction 142, Lot 72

"A Map of the Earth, Upon Which are Marked the Hours and Minutes of True Times of the Entrance and Exit of Venus in its Passage over the Sun's Disc, June 6th. 1761...", Ferguson, James

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, World

Period: 1770 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.2 x 7.9 inches
36.1 x 20.1 cm

This double hemisphere map depicts the world from a polar perspective and illustrates the passing of the planet Venus between the Earth and sun in the year 1761. Dotted lines show the times that the transit begins and ends at various locations. Each hemisphere is divided into quadrants where the transit is marked as visible or not visible. Engraved by J. Mynde.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed with light soiling. Binding tear in right margin has been repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/28/2012

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