Auction 157, Lot 36

"Mappe-Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre, Assujettie aux Observations Astronomiques", Janvier/Lattre

Subject: World

Period: 1775 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Moderne

Color: Hand Color

17.7 x 11.9 inches
45 x 30.2 cm

A lovely double hemisphere map with a very decorative garland draped title cartouche. Australia is shown with an east coast and New South Wales is named, however Tasmania remains linked to the mainland. The place name T. de Diemen is shown twice, in Tasmania and in Arnhem Land, the region of today's Darwin. Hawaii does not yet appear in the Pacific. A rudimentary northwestern coastline is shown in North America, with Alaska almost completely missing, and Greenland is connected to the Arctic.

References: cf. Perry & Prescott #1782.02.

Condition: B+

Original outline color on watermarked paper with light soiling and an extraneous crease adjacent to centerfold.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/4/2016