Auction 169, Lot 40

"Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale de Toutes les Parties du Globe, Corrigee et Augmentee des Decouvertes du Cap. Cook, de Celles de la Perouse en 1801...", Delamarche, Charles Francois

Subject: World

Period: 1804 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.3 x 9.4 inches
38.9 x 23.9 cm

This copper engraved map of the world is drawn on Mercator's projection. Considering the scale, there is good detail of major place names, watershed and islands of the world. The map has been updated to illustrate the recent discoveries of Cook, La Perouse, Vancouver, and Mackenzie. Notations in the Arctic discuss recent explorations, and there is good detail of the islands of the Pacific. This map was issued in three versions based on the three legends at top, depicting how the world is divided by religion, skin color, and facial features. This version identifies the four main religions of the world. Title cartouche notes that Delamarche is the successor to Robert de Vaugondy.

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Condition: A

Original outline color on a bright sheet with some faint spots of foxing in the map border.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $85

Closed on 9/12/2018

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