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Auction 170, Lot 17

"Harmonie ou Correspondance du Globe auecq la Sphere par les Points, Lignes, Cercles, &c...", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: World

Period: 1659 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.1 x 13.9 inches
53.6 x 35.3 cm

This very unusual, double hemisphere map was engraved by Jean Somer Pruthensus. It displays simple outlines of the continents, shows California as an island, and illustrates meridians and climatic zones. There are no place names and the interior of the continents are completely blank. This engraving was included in Sanson's atlases from 1659 onwards.

References: Shirley #408.

Condition: B+

On a watermarked sheet with light soiling, faint damp stains and several associated tears in the corners, mostly outside the map image, that have been repaired with archival materials.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/14/2018