Catalog Archive
Auction 157, Lot 27

"Plan de l'Histoire Universelle, ou l'on voit les Quatre Monarchies du Monde, et Tous les Anciens Etats Aussi Bien que Ceux qui Subsistent Aujourdhuy", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: World

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 13.2 inches
43.9 x 33.5 cm

The unique composition of this interesting map shows the entire world but emphasizes the Old World. The main map depicts the Eastern Hemisphere, into which is inset a smaller Western Hemisphere with the island of California. The map shows the extents of the Roman Empire and Alexander the Great's Empire. Below are vignettes depicting the seven wonders of the ancient world. Tables and comments of French text surround the map.


Condition: A

A clean and bright example with a crisp impression on watermarked paper. There are faint pencil marks that have been erased and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 5/4/2016