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Auction 158, Lot 37

Manuscript Map

"[Manuscript Map] Mappemonde",

Subject: World

Period: 1879 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.1 x 10.8 inches
43.4 x 27.4 cm

This elegant double-hemisphere world map was delicately drawn in ink and watercolor by Marie Demeule. The cartography is typical for the late 19th century, with a partial outline of Antarctica and Parry's archipelago identified in the Canadian Arctic. Detail is limited to major rivers, mountains, and key place names. The title is set on a large ribbon scroll above the map. The circa 1879 date is based on another work of Demeule's bearing that date.


Condition: B+

Original color with light soiling and minor restoration along the centerfold at top and bottom.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/22/2016