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Auction 146, Lot 39

"The World According to the Latest Discoveries", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1760 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 7.6 inches
36.8 x 19.3 cm
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Attractive double-hemispheric map of the world. This is an updated version of the map, with the northwest coast of North America fully engraved. Australia's borders are incomplete and extend almost to New Guinea. A large island, marked off the northwest coast of America, might have been based on an early sighting of Alaska, and is marked "discovered 1741". The map is surrounded by allegorical representations of wind, air, water, and fire and a decorative title cartouche.


Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper, now pressed flat. There are a few extraneous creases and minor soiling.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/4/2013