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Auction 144, Lot 27

"The Artificial Sphere", Stockdale, John

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1784 (circa)

Publication: Voyage to the Pacific

Color: Hand Color

6 x 7.5 inches
15.2 x 19.1 cm
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Decorative copper engraving of an armillary sphere at center on a stone plinth with river and hills in the background. At one side is a tombstone topped with an urn and engraved with the words "Sacred to the Memory of Capt. Cook." On the right a young gentleman holds a partially rolled map of the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Attractively bordered at top and down the sides with garlands of leaves, flowers & bows. Engraved by Robertson.


Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with a few extraneous creases.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $275

Closed on 4/3/2013