Auction 176, Lot 14

"Planisphere Suivant la Projection de Mercator", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: World

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.9 x 8.3 inches
32.8 x 21.1 cm

Attractive copper-engraved map of the world with the direction of ocean currents shown throughout with little arrows. Alaska, here Alaschka, is depicted as a small island and Tasmania is still attached to a truncated Australia.

References:

Condition: A

A dark impression with a pair of wormholes adjacent to the centerfold that are only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/12/2020

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