Auction 147, Lot 37

"Mappemonde ou Description du Globe Terrestre", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: World

Period: 1748 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Portatif Universel et Militaire

Color: Hand Color

12.1 x 6.4 inches
30.7 x 16.3 cm

Small double hemisphere world with a completely blank western coastline of North America and California in peninsular form. Australia and New Zealand are partially mapped with a speculative southern and eastern coastline, and Terre de Diemen is depicted as attached to the mainland. This is the first state, engraved by Lattre.

References: Pedley #5.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with very faint offsetting and some minor toning mostly concentrated along the centerfold.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $130

Closed on 11/20/2013