Auction 163, Lot 9

"Nouvelle Mappemonde avec les Dernieres Decouvertes et les Voyages des Plus Celebres Voyageurs", Molini, Giuseppe

Subject: World

Period: 1807 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25.2 x 13.3 inches
64 x 33.8 cm

This rare double-hemispheric world map is displayed on an unusual projection, with the North Pole and South Pole falling about a third of the way down or up on the Paris Meridian Line. The seas are filled with the tracks of various explorers including the Polo family, Pigafetta/Magellan, Cook, and Vancouver. Cartographically, the Sea of the West makes a very late appearance on a map allowing for a clear Northwest Passage, and Tasmania is still connected to Australia. Includes a panel of French text at bottom.

References:

Condition: B+

There is light offsetting and light toning, which is slightly more prominent along the centerfold. A short centerfold separation at bottom is confined to the blank margin.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/14/2017

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