Auction 165, Lot 20

"Planisphere Suivant la Projection de Mercator", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: World

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.9 x 8.4 inches
32.8 x 21.3 cm

Attractive copper-engraved map of the world with the direction of ocean currents shown throughout with little arrows. Alaska, here Alaschka, is depicted as a small island and Tasmania is still attached to a truncated Australia.

References:

Condition: A

There are a couple of minor creases and one tiny hole in an unengraved area of the map at top. Light toning and a few small chips along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/15/2017

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