Auction 171, Lot 45

"Carte des Cinq Parties du Monde ou Planisphere Realise Selon la Projection de Mercator et Contenant de qu'il y a de Plus Remarquable...",

Subject: World

Period: 1951 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

40.3 x 28.9 inches
102.4 x 73.4 cm

This attractive and colorful map presented on Mercator's projection was drawn by Jacob Duve and published by A. Visscher. It is densely filled with tiny vignettes showing wildlife, natural resources, agriculture, industry, and points of interest for nearly every country in the world. The seas are richly embellished with numerous ships, aquatic life, and a scene of Neptune in the southern sea. The composition is completed by a scroll title cartouche and 16-point compass rose. Printed in Belgium.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light wear along the fold lines. There is some minor extraneous creasing along the bottom sheet edge.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/6/2019