Auction 145, Lot 45

"Orbis Veteribus Noti Tabula Nova", Delisle/Buache

Subject: Eastern Hemisphere

Period: 1745 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 19.5 inches
49.5 x 49.5 cm

This fine map of the Eastern Hemisphere is presented in Delisle's scientific style without decorations. In Asia, Japan is joined with a large island labeled Terra Incognita. Australia is beginning to take shape with Tasman's discoveries shown. Engraved by Des Rosiers.

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Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with wide margins, a paper flaw in Antarctic Circle, and very light toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/12/2013

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