Auction 161, Lot 20

"Mappe Monde", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: World

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Methode Abregee et Facile Pour Apprendre la Geographie

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.9 x 5.7 inches
27.7 x 14.5 cm

This small double-hemisphere world map shows a blank western coastline of North America above California. Australia is composed of a a conjectural eastern coastline that is connected to Tasmania, Terre du S. Esprit, and New Guinea. The Antarctic region is virtually blank.

References: Pedley #7.

Condition: A

A clean and bright example on watermarked paper with one tiny edge tear at top and a bit of offsetting in the top left corner from an opposing page of text.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/8/2017

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