Auction 144, Lot 12

"Mappemonde en Deux Hemispheres ou l'on a Indique les Nouvelles Decouvertes", Chanlaire & Mentelle

Subject: World

Period: 1798 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.7 x 12.6 inches
42.4 x 32 cm

This handsome twin hemisphere map presents a view of the physical world with particularly nice detail of the islands throughout the world. Australia is still oddly shaped with a partially delineated southern coastline. Ter. De Diemen is still connected to Australia, although Bass Strait is shown just south, separating Pte. du Tristan from the mainland. Engraved by Pierre Francois Tardieu.

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Condition: A+

A bright, clean example on watermarked paper with wide margins and attractive color.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 4/3/2013

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