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Auction 159, Lot 43


"[Lot of 2] Mappe-Monde, sur le Plan de l'Equateur, Hemisphere Septentrional [and] Mappe-Monde sur le Plan de l'Equateur, Hemisphere Meridional", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Polar

Period: 1787 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Encyclopedique

Color: Hand Color

13.6 x 9.3 inches
34.5 x 23.6 cm
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This uncommon and striking lot depicts the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The map of the Northern Hemisphere includes two tables detailing the various climates and a parallel sphere. Tables of latitudes with meridians and parallels appear outside the map of the Southern Hemisphere. Terre de Diemen is attached to the Australian mainland, and there is a partial outline of Terre de Sandwich to the southeast of South America. Both maps include numerous place names. Engraved by Andre.


Condition: A

Nice impressions on watermarked sheets with minor offsetting. The Northern Hemisphere sheet has a printer's crease at bottom, and the Southern Hemisphere sheet has a centerfold separation at bottom that has been closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/14/2016