Auction 169, Lot 39

"The World, 1795", Russell, John C.

Subject: World

Period: 1795 (dated)

Publication: Compendious Geographical Dictionary

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.2 x 3.8 inches
15.7 x 9.7 cm

This small double-hemisphere map shows the known world at the end of the 18th century. The map shows the new discoveries from Cook's expeditions in Australia and the south Pacific, although Tasmania is still attached to Australia as the Bass Strait wasn't discovered until 1798. The new United States is labeled American St. with the states of New York, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia and Florida named. The region to the west of the Mississippi River is labeled Louisiana.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding with light overall soiling and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/12/2018

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