Auction 153, Lot 21

"Le Globe Terrestre Represente en Deux Plans-Hemispheres Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: World

Period: 1719 (dated)

Publication: Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas Geographique et Historique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.6 x 6.5 inches
21.8 x 16.5 cm

This delicately engraved double hemisphere world map features the island of California and a Northwest Passage. There is little interior detail with only major nations named. Ter. de Jesso appears off the east coast of Asia, Australia is incomplete and still attached to New Guinea, only the west coast of New Zealand appears, and there is still a partial coastline for Terres Australes. Decorative title cartouche and French text surrounds the map.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #43-2.

Condition: B+

A clean, bright example with original color with minor refreshing. There are several tiny spots and a couple of tiny tears at top left that have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/20/2015

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