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Auction 161, Lot 12

"Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre et Aquatiques ou Mappemonde en Deux Plans-Hemisphere", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: World

Period: 1695 (circa)

Publication: Petite et Nouveau Atlas

Color: Black & White

11.2 x 8.2 inches
28.4 x 20.8 cm

This simple double hemisphere world map presents California as an island. Australia and parts of the Antarctic (Terre Australe et Magelanique) are shown with lightly engraved partial coastlines. Dotted lines indicate political divisions, but there are no place or country names.

References: Shirley #567.

Condition: B

The map is lightly soiled and trimmed to just outside the neatlines and remargined with heavier paper. Backed with Japanese tissue to repair centerfold separations at top and bottom.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/8/2017