Auction 144, Lot 16

"Mappe Monde, sur un Plan Horisontal. Situe a 45d. de Latitude Nord. Hemisphere Oriental", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Eastern Hemisphere

Period: 1770 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 9.2 inches
34.3 x 23.4 cm

A fine circular chart, drawn with a north polar projection, with great detail of the countries, seas and oceans portrayed above the southern latitudes. The map extends to include the northern portion of North America and Australia. On either side of the map are two spheres, "Effet de la Pesanteur" and "Sphere Oblique," showing the equator, tropics, horizon & ecliptics. A fine example of the work of Rigobert Bonne, the Royal Hydrographer in Paris.


Condition: A

A fine impression on watermarked paper with a couple of tiny, insignificant spots.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 4/3/2013