Auction 173, Lot 49

"Planisphere Urano-Geographique c'estadire les Spheres Celeste et Terrestre... ", Moullart-Sanson, Pierre

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1697 (circa)

Publication: Introduction a la Geographie en Plusieurs Cartes

Color: Black & White

8.5 x 8.6 inches
21.6 x 21.8 cm

This small spherical map of the western hemisphere is surrounded by a larger sphere identifying the various circles of latitude and the ecliptic circle. The map of the western hemisphere shows common geographical attributes of the early 18th century, including the island of California, an undefined Pacific Northwest in North America, and a partial coastline of the great southern continent.


Condition: A

A dark impression on paper with a bunch of grapes watermark. There is light toning and some small chips confined to the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $450 - $550


Closed on 6/5/2019