Catalog Archive
Auction 145, Lot 14

"Harmonie ou Correspondance du Globe auecq la Sphere par les Points, Lignes, Cercles, &c…", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: World

Period: 1659 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21 x 14 inches
53.3 x 35.6 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

This very unusual, double hemisphere map was engraved by Jean Somer Pruthensus. It displays simple outlines of the continents, shows California as an island, and illustrates meridians and climatic zones. There are no place names and the interior of the continents are completely blank. This engraving was included in Sanson's atlases from 1659 onwards.

References: Shirley #408.

Condition: B+

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue to reinforce and repair a few tiny areas of loss at fold intersections with light toning along the folds.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/12/2013